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Cambridge Springs Borough

Crawford County, Pennsylvania

Cambridge Springs Borough Hall is located at 161 Carringer Street, Cambridge Springs PA 16403.
Phone: 814‑398‑2311.

A farming center with a brisk resort business, is a scattered white frame community on French Creek. Dr. John H. Gray found a mineral spring here in 1884 while prospecting for oil; he advertised its therapeutic qualities widely at a time when people thought a little iron in the water would cure almost anything. Prosperous as a summer health resort, Cambridge Springs has introduced winter recreation facilities: a toboggan slide, a ski trail, and a skating rink. [1]

Pop. 1,675; alt. 1,181 ft. 26 miles south of Erie on French Creek. The road to the east leads to Canadohto Lake. Cambridge Springs is widely known as a health resort, due to its numerous mineral springs which contain principally lithia, magnesia, and iron. It is the seat of the Polish National Alliance College. A Winter Sports area is being developed here, with skiing, tobogganing, etc. The Erie Railroad schedules Snow Trains out of Cleveland. Of interest: Polish Museum of the college is the largest Polish museum in the country. Golf course, probably the best known in northwestern Pennsylvania. [2]

  1. Writers Project, Works Project Administration, Pennsylvania, A Guide to the Keystone State, 1940, Federal Works Agency, John M. Carmody, Administrator
  2. Pennsylvania State Publicity Commission, Pennsylvania Has Everything, 3rd edition, 1937, Harrisburg

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