It wasn’t at all the place that E.A. Sutherland wanted on which to begin a self-supporting school for the people of the South.  But when the Morning Star, on which he and Ellen White, her son, and several other of her companions were traveling had to be docked for repairs, they found themselves within walking distance of a plantation that was for sale.

“Not that place,” Sutherland said.  “Surely no that run-down rocky plantation!”   But—