Asbury College people dedicating their summer to work at Mt. Carmel in the 1920's
Miss Genelle Day
Dr. Henry Clay Morrison, President, Asbury College
Dr. Karl Paulo, Mt. Carmel
Seldon Short is busy showing his disc jockey skills at WMTC in the 1950's.
Rev. Wilfred Fisher, WMTC Radio Station
Day after the disastrous 1939 Flood that destroyed the Bible School
Bible School, Kentucky Mountain Bible Institute, 1931
After a hard day's work building Mt. Carmel, Mr. Swauger and students from Asbury, deserve a little relaxation. 1925
With Offut Lawson and his wagon team, Mr. Swauger and Mr. Townley are building the boys' dorm in 1925.
Brush Arbor Camp Meeting near Mt. Carmel and the Kentucky River with Dr. Morrison conducting the service. 1925
Mr. Swauger had an ingenious way of carrying goods across the river. This is his cable car. It sure beats toting everything on one's back.
New Dining Hall and Girls Dormitory being built in 1946. As best as I can remember, there were seven of us who built this. Mr. Swauger, Paul Major, Mr. Richards, another gentleman, a boy from West Liberty, and me. I used to jump from the second floor to one of those sand piles.
Mt. Carmel Boys crushing rock. Now this is work!
Dr. McConnell and Paul Major on the new bridge in 1957
Forrest Cox driving on the low bridge under the Gov. Martha Collins Bridge
Martha Archer, KMBI Vice-President
Mt. Carmel Administration Bldg. 1927
1963 Faculty Front Row: Dr. and Mrs. J. R. Bird, Pearl and Roy Ouderkirk, Genelle Day, Lela McConnell, Mary and Raymond Swauger, Patsy Major, Doris and Paul Major Second row: Clair and Dorthy Champion, Treva Leach, Sharon Teal, Doris and Verdon Higgins, Henrietta News, Edith Vanderwarker, Ida Crigger, Ladonna and Robert Barber, Third Row: Jimmy and Helen Watkins, Elma Reed, Bessie Paulo, Agnes and Eldon Neihof, Patsy Woodring, Ava Smith, Elizabeth Davis, Ruth and Robert Cundiff
Horace P. Myers family before 1939 Flood
Eldon and Agnes Neihof's Retirement Party
New KMBI in 1940
Old Adminstration Bldg, 1931-39
Mt. Carmel High School Sign, 1966
Mt. Carmel 1950 Suspension Bridge. All that there is left are rusty remains.
Mr. Swauger with his work crew in 1925
A young Verdon Higgins
Miss McConnell on bicycle
Standing with Miss McConnell on her Doctorate Day are Miss Archer on the left and Miss Day on the right.
Miss McConnell is finding out that getting water from a well is easier said than done.
Miss McConnell preaching to her vast radio audience
Miss McConnell poses for a picture with an unknown guest
Miss McConnell sitting tall like a trooper on her horse, Beauty, with her trusty pump organ
Miss McConnell driving a stake to mark the beginning of Mt. Carmel
Here she is relaxing in her home.
In between Mrs. Swauger and Miss McConnell is Elizabeth O'Conner, Founder of Oakdale Free Methodist School. She invited Miss McConnell, then at Asbury, to preach a revival at Oakdale. While visiting there, she had a vision to build Mt. Carmel Church and School. God works in mysterious ways.
Welcome to Mt. Carmel
Nineteen-year-old Miss McConnell flanked by her college roommates
Miss Swartwout is being presented a bouquet of flowers by Eldon Neihof and his son John
Miss Swartout drives in style
Miss Swartwout with a friend
Misses McConnell, Reed, Person, Swartwout, and (Perry Sister?)
Mr. Swauger meditating by a stream
Mr Swauger taking time out from his construction work to visit with a guest, 1920's
Raymond Swauger, Vice-president, KMHA
Ruth and Robert Cundiff with their three daughters, sons-in-law, and four beaming grand children.
Miss McConnell receiving her LHD, Doctor of Humane Letters, from Asbury College 1946
Singers: Reed, Person, Swartwout, and Drake
She loved hats.
Bird's eye view of KMBI in the 1940's and 50's
WMTC Radio Personnel L-R: Seldon Short, Janet Short, Violet Person, Faith and Kenneth Amspaugh, Wilfred Fisher, and Louis Bouck
The first floor; the little helper on the right is me.
Edith Lockard and Mrs. Mary Swauger take a quick break for a photo opt while traveling over one of Kentucky's back roads. Robert Cundiff was saved and sanctified in 1951 while Miss Lockard was preaching.
Unknown driver bulldozing the basement for the new dining room and girls dormitory. He taught Paul Major how to operate the dozer and Paul finished the work. The building in the back housed the wood planer that I used to plane all the wood, 1946
The new swinging bridge was constructed in 1950.
Seeing this picture of the old bridge reminded me all of the times that I packed a load of feed over it while it was swinging from side to side and when there was a flood, I watched huge trees narrowly passing below.
Mary Swauger, Mt. Carmel Secretary
Miss Elma Reed
Raymond Swauger, Major-Mathematics. Dependable and obliging is our campus policeman, Ray. Though strict in the discharge of duty, he is kind and gentle of heart. His consecrated life is a rebuke to error. (from the Asbury College yearbook)
Miss Mary Swartout