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George's Road Trip Report, Part Two - Familiar Names in Distant Places
June 04, 2008

I often find it exciting to find sightings of friends names in distant places.

For a long time I have been assisting Clifford Mishler in finding postcards of the Mishler Theater located in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Now I have been able to visit it.

So, when the opportunity came last week to spend some time in Altoona, I was very pleased to realize that not only is the theater still standing, but it was recently restored, and open!

They have done a wonderful job of preserving the detailed decorations of the 1906 interior, and the city is proud to have preserved this part of its heritage. Productions in the space continue.

I was in town doing research, and in June of 1930 I was noticing ads in the Altoona Mirror that Will Rogers was playing for a few nights during that month.


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About the Author
George Cuhaj has been with the Krause Publications numismatic team since 1994. He is editor of the various editions of the Standard Catalog of World Coins and the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Prior to joining KP, Cuhaj was employed by the American Numismatic Society and Stack's Rare Coins, both of New York City. He is a Fellow in both the Royal Numismatic Society and the American Numismatic Society. He also is a life member and past board member of the International Bank Note Society. Cuhaj was elected an Allied Professional Member of the National Sculpture Society and has had his medallic work exhibited internationally.

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