Share our heritage | Crawford School in 1948

This is a photo of the first-, second- and third-grade pupils at Crawford School in 1948.
This is a photo of the first-, second- and third-grade pupils at Crawford School in 1948. 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 Bill H. Beck, of Walker Township.

He wrote: “This one-room schoolhouse was located near the base of Nittany Mountain on state Route 445, the Madisonburg Pike. This picture includes first, second and third grades in 1948.

“The third-grade students (in bold) went on to graduate at Bellefonte Area Senior High School in 1957. The class of 1958 is holding their 55th class reunion at the Mingoville Country Club on Aug. 16 and 17.”

Pictured are, in first row, from left: Bob Graves, Bob Hoy, Donna Rockey, Rita Brungard, Dorothy Bowmaster, Edna Beck, Richard Weber, Dean Casselberry, Gerald Korman, Ward Korman and Donna (last name unknown).

Second row, from left: Betty Spangler, Nancy Wilkins, Joyce Crust, William G. Beck, Janet Gummo, Helen Graves, Annabelle Hoy, Zelda Richner, Barbara Barner and Gerald Barner.

Third row, from left: Irvin McClain, Ralph Ishler, Robert (last name unknown), William H. Beck, Jane Yearick, Richard Lee and Lorna Bailey.

Fourth row, from left: Jerry Corman, Earl Yarnell, Glenn Young, Ned Gummo, Donald Gummo, Charles Grieb, Myrtle Walizer, Norma Ishler and Anna Rae Bowmaster.

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 ljones2@centredaily .com. 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.