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Austin in Potter County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Goodyear Mill

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel
1. The Goodyear Mill Marker
Inscription.  On this site a sawmill and millpond were constructed by O.S. Garretson and opened Sept. 20, 1886. By 1897 the mill was owned by Frank H. Goodyear and cut an average of 7,000,000 feet a month. A 200 hp boiler with steam lines that ran through the mill pond, kept the pond from freezing. There was a dock room for loading thirty railroad cars at a time. The mill employed 175 men whose average wages were $1.90 per day for payroll amounting to $8,000.00 per month. For the time the mill was rated the largest of its kind in the world. It was a total loss after the Sept. 30, 1911 flood.
 
Erected by The E.O. Austin Home/Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1886.
 
Location. 41° 37.83′ N, 78° 5.648′ W. Marker is in Austin, Pennsylvania, in Potter County. Marker is on Garretson Road 0.1 miles north of Foster Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Austin PA 16720, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Louis Nuschke Store (approx. 0.2 miles away);
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By Mike Wintermantel
2. The Goodyear Mill Marker
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The Bayless Pulp and Paper Mill (approx. ¾ mile away); 78 Lost, No One Forgotten (approx. 1½ miles away); Ms. Cora Brooks (approx. 1.6 miles away); History Of The Austin Dam And 1911 Flood (approx. 1.6 miles away); Austin Flood Disaster (approx. 1.6 miles away); Victims of Sept 30, 1911 Austin Flood (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Austin Dam Broke (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 65 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 26, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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