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Share our heritage: Spring Mills dress factory

Pictured is the Spring Mills dress factory in 1946.
Pictured is the Spring Mills dress factory in 1946. Photo provided

Today’s photo is from Barbara W. Marroquin.

It shows the Spring Mills dress factory in 1946. Marroquin wrote: “My mother, Peg Wolfe, and her best friend, Mary Shaffer, worked there.”

The facility was last occupied by Gettig’s Engineering, Marroquin wrote.

Front row, from left: Martha Kerstetter, Arlene Long, Helen Fomich, Margaret Bonson, Beulah Confer, Agnes Lingle, Vivian Calipo, Minnie Kline, Beulah Zerby, Mable Coble, Julia Beaton, Russell Osman, Harvey McCool, Mable Musser, Peg Wolfe, Mary Shaffer, Elizabeth Byrd, Tiliah Byrd, Ruth Albright and Violet Walker.

Second row: Mary Albright, Martha Ralston, Louise Reish, Rachel Skyles, Gladys Rote, Carrie Duck, Naomie Heckman, Helen McCool, Ester Heckman, Grace Heckman, Janet McCool, Mary Smeltzer, Adaline Tressler, Eleanor Shook, Helen Osman, Sarah Wolfe, Gertidute Klinger, Marian Breon, Verna Sheets, Kathryn Bane and Dorothy Hittinger.

Last row: Mable Foust, Geraldine Smeltzer, Verna Osman, Marian Confer, Orpha Zerby, Grace Hackelt, Ethel Martz and Geraldine Mecker.


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