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Featured Marker:
Cresson Tuberculosis Sanatorium
Dedicated: Saturday, May 03, 2014
County: Cambria
Marker Type: Roadside
GIS Coordinates: 40.45667-78.56417

Location: Old Rt. 22 (Adm. Peary Hwy.), across from former SCI prison, ~1 mile E of Cresson

Marker Text: Pennsylvania’s anti-tuberculosis campaign, led by Dept. of Health Commissioner S. G. Dixon, included three state-run sanatoria. Est. 1913, Cresson was a model for the nation. It was first to be racially integrated, run a school of nursing, and offer an elementary school. Its high elevation was considered beneficial for providing therapeutic fresh air to patients. Built on land donated by Andrew Carnegie, 40,000 patients were treated from 1913 to 1964.
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