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Brevard in Transylvania County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Schoolhouse

Beginning the Forester's Education

 
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 18, 2011
1. Schoolhouse Marker
Inscription. In 1906 a horse was basic equipment for a forestry student. Dr. Schenck expected his students to be on time for classes and that often meant they arrived at a gallop. After a morning spent in textbook learning' it was out to the field for some practical, hands-on lessons.

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Biltmore students marked ax handles with calibrations based on simple geometry to estimate the board feet of lumber in a tree. As popularity increased, commercial Biltmore sticks became a standard still familiar to foresters today.
 
Location. 35° 21.063′ N, 82° 46.745′ W. Marker is in Brevard, North Carolina, in Transylvania County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 276 half a mile south of Yellow Gap Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pisgah Forest NC 28768, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Biltmore Forest School (a few steps from this marker); Moon Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Commissary (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Draw Road (about 500 feet away); Ranger's Dwelling (about 500 feet away); Hell Hole (about 500 feet away); Wash Place (about 500 feet away); Blacksmith (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brevard.
 
Also see . . .
Schoolhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 18, 2011
2. Schoolhouse Marker
 Cradle of Forestry National Forest Historic Site. The Birthplace of Forest Conservation in America (Submitted on June 27, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. EducationHorticulture & Forestry
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 18, 2011
3. Schoolhouse Exhibit
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2011, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 241 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 26, 2011, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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