Recess Time, Bear Mountain Indian Mission School
In this photo taken by the Episcopal minister John Haraughty, children enjoy recess at the Bear Mountain Indian Mission School near Bear Mountain in Amherst County sometime between 1955 and 1960.
The log cabin, serving as a church, had existed on the Bear Mountain site since about 1868. In 1908, the Episcopal minister Arthur P. Gray Jr. established Saint Paul's Mission and added classrooms to the cabin. The Bear Mountain Indian Mission School enrolled students through the seventh grade until public school desegregation in 1964.