“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

Earthen Dam Spillway

Earthen Dam Spillway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
1. Earthen Dam Spillway Marker
Inscription.  These are the remains of the spillway from the Earthen Dam which was built in 1900 to sustain the Bayless Paper Mill. Although this dam burst due to heavy rains in 1942, the Bayless Mill operated until destroyed by fire in 1944.
Erected by Everyday Happy-nings. (Marker Number 2.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 41° 39.573′ N, 78° 5.352′ W. Marker is near Austin, Pennsylvania, in Potter County. Marker can be reached from Austin Dam Memorial Park Access Road 0.4 miles south of Jones Run Road. 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. Earthen Dam (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bughouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Victims of Sept 30, 1911 Austin Flood (approx. half a mile away); Austin Flood Disaster (approx. half a mile away); The Austin Dam Broke (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Austin Flood Disaster
Earthen Dam Spillway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
2. Earthen Dam Spillway Marker
(approx. half a mile away); History Of The Austin Dam And 1911 Flood (approx. half a mile away); 78 Lost, No One Forgotten (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2020. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Last updated on November 23, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 26, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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