|HER TROUBLESOME BOYS: The Lucy Furman Story
Where in Kentucky is the Hindman Settlement School?
It is in the Knott County village of Hindman,
in the mountainous southeastern portion of the state.
Troublesome Creek runs right through the school's grounds.
What is the background of Hindman Settlement School?
Teachers May Stone and Katherine Pettit founded the school
in 1902. Lucy Furman joined the staff as housemother for the
"little boys' cabin" a few years later. She wrote books about
her experiences there.
What's so special about a settlement school?
Settlement schools are more than just schools -- they are a
vital part of a community and offer learning experiences for
both children & adults.
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