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The State College Area High School was the first school in the country to teach drivers education in 1958.

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1895 - State College
State College, köl'lij, a post-hamlet of Centre co., Pa., in College township, 10 miles S. by W. of Bellefonte, and about 22 miles N.W. of Lewistown. Here is an agricultural college, called the Pennsylvania State College, which was founded by the state in 1859, has 11 professors, and an endowment of $500,000. It is open to students of both sexes.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
1906
State College, a post-borongh of Center co., Pa., 10 miles S. by W. of Bellefonte, on the Bellefonte Central R. It is the seat of the Pennsylvania State College, an agricultural school, which was founded by the state in 1859. Pop. in 1900, 851.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
1934 - February 17 - 1st high school auto driving course offered (State College, Penn)

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1953 - FOUR KILLED IN PLANE CRASH AT STATE COLLEGE.
State College (AP) - Three food executives and a 4-year-old woman, en route to the national potato chip convention in New York City, were killed yesterday when their private plane crashed in an orchard near here while attempting to make an emergency landing.

State police identified the victims as:
MISS IRENE L. GARDNER, South Bend, Ind., a room clerk for the Hoffman Hotel, South Bend.
JOSEPH E. GRAVES, 37, of Springfield, Ill., pilot of the plane and president of Jack's Foods, Inc., South Bend, and of Tasty Foods, Inc., Kansas City, Kan.
WYLAND MILLER, 35, Kansas City Kan., vice president and general manager of the Kansas firm.
DARVIN F. ROSEBROOK, 36, South Bend, secretary-treasurer of both the South Bend and Kansas City Firms.

The single-engine four-passenger plane which was almost out of gas according to investigating state police, crashed as it approached the airport runway at this Central Pennsylvania community. The plane clipped off the trunk of a tree in the orchard... Read MORE...

1958 - The State College Area High School was the first school in the country to teach drivers education.

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2023 - Whether you're a student at Penn State or just visiting, there's plenty to see and do. Here's a list of places to check out and things to do in State College:
Penn State University: Begin your journey by exploring the beautiful Penn State campus. Check out the Nittany Lion Shrine, visit the Palmer Museum of Art, or just take a leisurely walk around to soak in the collegiate atmosphere.

Beaver Stadium: If you're a football fan, catching a Penn State Nittany Lions game at Beaver Stadium is a must. The electric atmosphere on game day is something you won't forget.

The Arboretum at Penn State: This 395-acre gem is a lovely place to take a leisurely stroll, have a picnic, or enjoy the stunning gardens and sculptures.

Downtown State College: The downtown area offers a bustling scene with plenty of restaurants, shops, and cultural attractions. Be sure to explore the popular Allen Street and College Avenue, where you'll find many local businesses.

People's Choice Festival of Pennsylvania Arts & Crafts: If you're in town in July, don't miss this annual arts and crafts festival in Boalsburg, just a short drive from State College. You can... Read MORE...

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female ancestorCora Etta GARNER (7 October 1867, State College, Pennsylvania, USA - 1 December 1939, Ferguson, Centre, Pennsylvania, USA)
female ancestorLillian Gladys KORCH (4 November 1909, Webster, Massachusetts, USA - 15 May 2002, State College, Pennsylvania, USA)
female ancestorEva Mae STRAIGHT (14 November 1915, Jay, New York, USA - 17 August 2002, State College, Pennsylvania, USA)
male ancestorArthur William SISKO (10 September 1917, Bangor, Maine, USA - 28 March 2009, State College, Pennsylvania, USA)
photo of James Ross SWEENEYJames Ross SWEENEY (18 November 1940, Webster, Massachusetts, USA - 21 August 2011, State College, Pennsylvania, USA)

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