“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

Earthen Dam Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel
1. Earthen Dam Marker
Inscription.  In 1900, Bayless Paper constructed paper mill in the Freeman Run Valley. There was a small earthen dam built up the river, and used that for the paper mill. But in 1909, the company realized that the occasional dry seasons require a bigger and more reliable water source. After realizing the earthen dam was inadequate, they built a large concrete dam across the valley.
Erected by Hershey's Farm Market and Trucking. (Marker Number 3.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
Location. 41° 39.579′ N, 78° 5.328′ W. Marker is near Austin, Pennsylvania, in Potter County. Marker can be reached from Austin Dam Memorial Park Access Road, 0.4 miles 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 Spillway (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
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(approx. half a mile away); The Austin Dam Broke (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Austin Flood Disaster (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.
Earthen Dam Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel
2. Earthen Dam Marker
Earthen Dam Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel
3. Earthen Dam Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2020. This page has been viewed 118 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on November 23, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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Sep. 22, 2023