Share our heritage: Beaver Dam School 1949

Pictured are students from the Beaver Dam School in 1949.
Pictured are students from the Beaver Dam School in 1949. Photo provided

Today’s photo is from Jim and Rea Gummo, of Port Matilda.

The Gummos shared this photo of Beaver Dam School from 1949.The one-room school was on Penns Creek Road about 1 mile south of Spring Mills, at the intersection of Lower Georges Valley Road, Beaver Dam Road and Penns Creek Road

Front row, from left: Dallas Decker, Larry Ackerman, Oren Smith, Larry Breon, Ardell Decker, Nedra Ripka, James Zettle and Richard Auman.

Second row: Larry Bressler, Robert Brown, Leo Decker, Donald Starr, Kathryn Styers, Margaret Bickle, Mary Bickle and Robert Steiger.

Third row: Marie Crater, Duane Steiger, Annette Zettle, James Brown, Eugene Breon, Connie Decker and Frank Auman.

Top row: Shirley Lingle, Mae Auman, Mildred Styers, Richard McCool, Richard Bickle, Dean Crater, William Starr and teacher Tacy White.


Each Monday, the Centre Daily Times will publish an installment in our “Share our Heritage” series, featuring photos from Centre County’s past.