Cresson TB Sanatorium Remembered
San Historical Marker
                                                      MARKER CEREMONY DVD 
A video of the dedication of the Official Pennsylvania Historical Marker commemorating Cresson Tuberculosis Sanatorium on May 3, 2014 is now available on DVD.  It was filmed at Admiral Peary Highway, Cresson Summit during the unveiling of the marker and includes the dedication luncheon speeches and activities at the American Legion.  It is approx. 52 minutes in length.
To order, mail a check made out to “Falger Media” in the amount of $25.00 for each DVD to the following address:
                                          Falger Media
                                         133 Apple Drive
                                         Cresson, PA  16630
  Be sure to include “Cresson Sanatorium DVD” on the memo line for personal checks and the shipping
address where you would like the DVD to be sent.  Call Falger Media at (814) 886-2919 if you have any questions.



The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) approved  a roadside historical marker for The San, the state operated tuberculosis sanatorium in Cresson Township.   The Dedication Ceremony was held on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 10:30AM at the approved site atop Cresson Summit on Old Route 22 (Admiral Peary Highway) across from the entrance to the former Cresson Secure Correctional Institution.  Following the dedication ceremony, refreshments were provided and Cresson San memorabilia were on display at the Cresson American Legion, 222Aschroft Avenue. 

Click the following links to read the marker announcement in the newspapers:

50. Cresson San approved for historical marker (Cresson Mainliner)

51. Relic of frightening era of tuberculosis gets a marker (Harrisburg Patriot News)

54. Historical marker to recognize San (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)


                                                                        Marker Donations

Thanks to generous donations, the fund to cover costs for the Cresson San marker exceeded anticipated expenditures. Extra funds will be used to purchase a metal cabinet for housing San memorabilia at the Cresson Legion.
The cost of the marker was funded by public donations.  The Cresson San Marker Committee gratefully acknowledges receipt of contributions from the following donors.    Thank you for your support!


Marker Fund Contributors  

Cresson American Legion Post # 238, Commander Scot Eberhart

Charles and Peggy Felton

Scot and Rosemary Gill… In Memory of Helen M. Hammon

Harvey and Patricia Docchio

Willis and Nancy Blackwell

M. Colleen McCann

Eileen Sexton

Gary L. Mader …In Memory of Stell I. Mader

Paul Dillon

Pat Albright…Honoring Those Who Embraced The Adversities of TB with Courage

Cresson Area Chamber of Commerce 

Portage Rotary Club

Sankertown Borough

Marlene McClelland

Jack and Genevieve Calandra

Cresson Industrial Development Association

Fred Connacher

Loraine Shard Michael...I was a patient there from from Jan 1944 to July 1945 at the

       age of 14 years.  I am very appreciative of the state of PA for helping me get

      cured of tuberculosis.

Helen and Chris Liebal...In memory of our sister, Mary Liebal who was a patient

       from 1947 - 1951

Gallitzin Borough 

John and Sandra Heyer 

Cresson Area Lions Club

Saint Francis University 
Denise Weber...In memory of my Dad, Stephen Dusza, who was a patient at the
      San from 1939 to 1941
Timothy and Mary Beth Whited
Patricia Hammon
Jesse and Helen Wright Jr. 
Knights of Columbus St Anne Council 4259
Cresson Township Supervisors
1st Summit Bank Cresson
Dave Huber
Dot DeAngelo
Etta Albright 
Joseph A Hajdu



The following letter from James M. Vaughn to Dave Huber announced the approval of the historical marker for Cresson San by the Pa. Historical and Museum Commission.



Click here to see the 61 pages of data submitted to the Pa. Historical and Museum Commission in support of the Cresson San Marker.