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

The Austin Dam Broke

 
 
The Austin Dam Broke Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, June 4, 2019
1. The Austin Dam Broke Marker
Inscription.  The Austin Dam broke Sept. 30, 1911 at least 78 lives were lost. (Marker Number 1.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Disasters.
 
Location. 41° 39.169′ N, 78° 5.066′ W. Marker is in Austin, Pennsylvania, in Potter County. Marker is on PA-872 S, on the left 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 walking distance of this marker. Austin Flood Disaster (here, next to this marker); Victims of Sept 30, 1911 Austin Flood (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ms. Cora Brooks (about 400 feet away); History Of The Austin Dam And 1911 Flood (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Austin Flood Disaster (about 400 feet away); 78 Lost, No One Forgotten (about 400 feet away); The Bughouse (approx. ¼ mile away); Earthen Dam (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
The Austin Dam Broke Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, June 4, 2019
2. The Austin Dam Broke Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 23, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 23 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 23, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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