Share our heritage | Boalsburg Elementary, 1939

Boalsburg Elementary School third grade class from 1939.
Boalsburg Elementary School third grade class from 1939. Photo provided

Each Monday the Centre Daily Times will publish an installment in our “Share our Heritage” series, featuring photos from Centre County’s past. Today’s photo is from Gladys Jackson Burnside, of State College.

This is the Boalsburg Elementary School third-grade class from 1939.

Jackson Burnside was not able to identify everyone in the photo, but she is in the front row, third from right. Teacher Maude Ella Smith is behind all the students.

Readers can contribute to the “Share our Heritage” series by sharing their own photos. Just drop off or mail copies of the photos to Centre Daily Times, 3400 E. College Ave., State College, PA 16801 or email them to or directly to Photo Editor Laurie Jones at Provide as much information as you can. All photos in the weekly series are placed in a “Share our Heritage” gallery at If you have any questions about this series, Jones can be reached at 231-6461.