Cresson TB Sanatorium Reunion, Part Two

Cresson Sanatorium Memorabilia displayed at the August Reunion
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Last August, Chuck Felton organized a reunion for the Cresson TB Sanatorium. The retired aerospace engineer now living in Texas, spent 16 months at the state-run tuberculosis facility that was located on a remote mountain top outside of Cresson. For more than 50 years, Felton had kept his experience there mostly to himself. Then, in 2009, he decided to create a website to share his story with his two grown children. To his surprise, other TB survivors, staff, and children of patients who died at the facility, came out of the woodwork. They contacted him through letters, emails and phone calls---eager to talk about a subject that had been shrouded in silence too long. WPSU’s Patty Satalia attended "The San Reunion,” which brought together more than 150 people to reminisce, share stories, and—in some cases—bury ghosts.


donna petrak
pittsburgh, pa
Mar 22, 2013

My aunt was a patient at.the sa n. In the
Early 40’s…Iwould love to learn anything I
Could about her who Inever. Knew.

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