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T.C. Henderson: Insight Into His Early Life As An Educator

Picturing The Past  


Last updated 8/10/2020 at 4:56pm

Thomas Calhoun Henderson was born Oct. 9, 1871, to George and Millie Henderson. Like his younger brother Charlie, who was featured in last week’s Picturing the Past article, T.C. received limited schooling as a child.

The Henderson boys were eager to pursue more education though. They attended Professor A.T. Hord’s private academy in Glenville and then Cullowhee Academy, which later became Western Carolina University. Throughout his career T.C. would take many additional courses to continue his own education. His first teaching experience was in a one-room log schoolhouse in the East F...

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