Preserving Pocahontas

Recess at Raywood School – 1921

Students at play during recess at the Raywood School in 1921. The lumber town of Raywood was located on the Greenbrier River about two miles south of Cass. The Warn Lumber Company operated a band mill there from 1915 until 1926. At that time the state and county had six months of school, but the lumber company paid the teachers the extra three months and they held school for nine months in Raywood. The Raywood School was closed in 1934. Courtesy of John Friel, ID: PHP002925

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