Education: Make a Little Chamber...

Even before dawn the people began arriving at the clearing on the mountain, just two miles from Pineville, Ky. They came in trucks, cars, and on foot, swarming up the green mountainside 700 strong, to the Clear Creek Mountain Preachers Bible School. There they unloaded the hammers, saws and boards they had brought with them, and by sunup were hard at work.

It was the Baptist school's 25th anniversary, and the 700 men & women were on hand with a special birthday present. They were all Baptists—doctors, lawyers, coal miners and merchants who had come from as far away as North Carolina,...

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