The photo above is of the two-room Cresson Shaft Schoolhouse and was taken around 1935. One side had seventh and eighth grade, and the other side had fourth, fifth and sixth grades. The teacher was Mary Bradley. The photo was submitted by Ann Durbin Mishock of Altoona who is near the back of the photo.

The photo at left shows the Cresson Shaft Coal Mine from around 1950. The mine was there from about 1900 to 1960. It is now environmental buildings. The photo was submitted by Ann Durbin Mishock of Altoona, whose father worked in the mine.

Readers are encouraged to send or deliver old local photographs of general interest for use in Yesteryear. Information about people and places should be included. Photos must be 30 years old or older and should be sent to Yesteryear, Altoona Mirror, P.O. Box 2008, Altoona, PA 16603, or delivered to the Editorial Department.


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