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for The State Vol. 6 Issue 38, Feb 1939
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Families in remote areas of the western mountains emerged in the 1930s as developments encroached on the mountainous area. Smaller schools for the remote communities in the area were consolidated into the Highlands' school system which was not favored by citizens of the area and they withdrew their children. Frances Morgan was an early pioneer to open an elementary school in 1933 in the small town of Broadway and reverse the trend of closing smaller schools that served smaller communities.
At one time ginseng harvesting dating back to Colonial days was done on a large scale in the state's mountains. It is the root, not the leaves or berries, that is the most sought after part of the plant. The wild root can bring prices from six to thirteen dollars a pound. New York City is the best market for selling, and from there it is exported to China.