Guide to the Cresson Springs in the Allegheny Mountains, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, Brochure, 1884

Summary Information

Title: Cresson Springs in the Allegheny Mountains, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, Brochure, 1884
Collection: AC.1081
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection is a booklet entitled Allegheny Mountains, 1884, with the primary purpose of proclaiming the goodness and restorative attributes of the water from the Cresson Springs.

Creator: The Mountain House

Biographical/Historical Note

Cresson and the Cresson Springs are located in Cambria County, Pennsylvania close to the Pennsylvania Railroad. The Allegheny Mountains are a part of the Appalachian Mountain Range, with its highest point in Pendleton County, West Virginia.

The Mountain House was an opulent, Queen Anne style hotel constructed in the fall and winter of 1880-1881.

The springs were purported to be a cure for ailments such as chronic women's diseases, kidney and bowel ailments, and skin and congestive disabilities.

Scope and Contents

This single-item collection contains one brochure entitled Allegheny Mountains, 1884, primarily about the mineral springs in Cresson Springs, Cambria County, Pennsylvania. The 1875 mineral analysis of the water is posted on the inside back cover of the brochure.


This is a single-item collection.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This was purchased from L&T Respess in 2014.

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott in July 2015 with assistance from Claire Stamper.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.1082: Cresson Springs in the Allegheny Mountains, Cambria County, Pennsylvanis, brochure, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina USA.

Container List

Allegheny Mountains, 1884