At the beginning...

Cessna was developed at the northern end of the Dunning's Creek Railroad. This was built as a branch of the Bedford & Bridgeport Railroad to connect to deposits of iron ore and other natural resources owned by John Cessna, John Lingenfelter, and others.


Cessna - In Bedford Township, on the Dunnings'
Creek Branch of Bedford Division of the P.R.R., 6 miles north of Bedford, on the
Hollidaysburg road. Has one store, tannery, roller grist mill, church,
school house, steam saw mill, and 17 houses in the vicinity of station.
Has no passenger service but is one of the heaviest shipping points on the


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