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Contributed by: Earl Hearon
Martha Laswell Wilson was one of the first teachers. She was Cora Pearl Stogner's mother. Cora Pearl said that she remembers when she was a little girl the doctor in Shady Point, Dr. Lindsey, would come and pick her and her mother up in a surrey and take them from Shady Point to Bennington every morning so that she could teach. He then returned for them in the evening. Dr. Lindsey was a great man of power and influence whose medical career extended for miles around the country.