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Near Pisgah Forest in Transylvania County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Schenck's Office

Writing the book on forestry in America

 
 
Schenck's Office Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 18, 2011
1. Schenck's Office Marker
Inscription.  
Local handyman Judson Meece converted an abandoned barn into a fine office for Dr. Schenck. While Eleanor Ketchum, his secretary, and Dan Marshall, the bookkeeper were busy in the front office, Dr Schenck prepared his lectures, graded papers and planned timber projects in the back. His beloved dachshund, Minnie, kept him company, resting at his feet.

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Since there were no English-language forestry books at the time, an important part of Mrs. Ketchum's work was to help Dr. Schenk publish his lecture notes. Dr. Schenk furnished the office with the presses needed to bind his own textbook.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationHorticulture & Forestry.
 
Location. 35° 21.141′ N, 82° 46.842′ W. Marker is near Pisgah Forest, North Carolina, in Transylvania County. Marker can be reached from Pisgah Highway (U.S. 276) 0.4 miles south of Yellow Gap Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11250 Pisgah Hwy, Pisgah Forest NC 28768, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Blacksmith
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(a few steps from this marker); Rock House Creek Lodge (within shouting distance of this marker); Ranger's Dwelling (within shouting distance of this marker); Hell Hole (within shouting distance of this marker); Commissary (within shouting distance of this marker); Wash Place (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Draw Road (about 400 feet away); Biltmore Forest School (about 600 feet away).
 
Schenck's Office Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 18, 2011
2. Schenck's Office Marker
Schenck's Office image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 18, 2011
3. Schenck's Office
Schenck's Office interior image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 18, 2011
4. Schenck's Office interior
Schenck's Office interior image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 18, 2011
5. Schenck's Office interior
Schenck's Office image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Henry Myers III, October 18, 2013
6. Schenck's Office
Schenck's Office image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Henry Myers III, October 18, 2013
7. Schenck's Office
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2011, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 463 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 26, 2011, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   6, 7. submitted on December 9, 2013, by William Henry Myers III of Seneca, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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