Here's something I never knew about Castanea. Isn't the Internet something? Does this mean that Casteena is
going to slur off into the Bald Eagle Crick? Or, maybe we'll be able to skree down the Bald Eagle Mountain?
Summary of Citation: Castanea
Swartz, F.M., 1934, Silurian sections near Mount Union, central
Society of America Bulletin, v. 45,
no. 1, p. 81-134
Usage in Publication:
|| Appalachian basin
Named for Castanea, a suburb of Lock Haven, Clinton Co., central PA. Replaces Howard sandstone, proposed
for this formation in 1933 but is pre-occupied. In previous reports, formation was included in Tuscarora sandstone and would
have been considered a member except for difficulty of treating it in section descriptions without naming rest of beds. Occurs
through central PA. Consists of a body of red and green, argillaceous sandstone that overlies white sandstone beds of Tuscarora
sandstone. Many beds pierced by SCOLITHUS tubes. Bedding surfaces marked by irregular lumpy masses. Thickness is 58 ft at
Mount Union, 75 ft in Lock Haven-Williamsport area, 20 ft near Altoona. Underlies Rose Hill shale, basal formation of Clinton
Group. Age is Silurian (early).
I couldn't find a photo of the Castanea School (now occupied by the Big Woods Bible Church
) or I would have put it here. i left there in 1957, I think. I wonder if I can remember my teachers and classmates
from Castanea? Here goes:
Teachers: Miss Harvey, Miss Brown, Miss Long, Miss Shaffer, Mrs. Poorman, Mr. Evers (Principal) . . . Mr. McCulley, Janitor,
Mrs. Dot Fredericks, Cook.
Students: Jay Frazier, Steve Eyer, Ann DeGarmo, Peggy Conklin, Charlie Clukey, Dick Stabley, Shirley Conklin, Deanna
McCloskey, Albert Emel, Anna McBride, Sharon Hale, Dick Toner, Patty Bauman, Delores ?, Paul Jacobs, Sharon Hale, Butch
Quiggle, Larry Adams, Dick Fenton, Dorothy Straub, Dave Masters, Sharon Hill, Rex Haines, . . . ok, I give
up. If you can think of any more, send me an email and I'll add them to the list. . .