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

The Bayless Pulp and Paper Mill

(1900-1944)

 
 
The Bayless Pulp and Paper Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 25, 2013
1. The Bayless Pulp and Paper Mill Marker
Inscription.  In 1900 on this lot, George C. Bayless of Binghamton, NY. began construction of a large pulp and paper mill. Originally constructed for a daily capacity of 50-ton, in later years it had at times, an output of 70-ton of paper per day. By 1910 the mill had a monthly payroll of $35,000.00 and Austin's population had grown to nearly 3000. The mill survived the breaking of the Austin Dam on September 30, 1911 as well as the flood of 1942. However, a major fire in 1944 caused the mill to close forever. Few remains are left.
 
Erected by The E.O. Austin Home / Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1796.
 
Location. 41° 38.411′ N, 78° 5.227′ W. Marker is in Austin, Pennsylvania, in Potter County. Marker is on Rugaber Street (Pennsylvania Route 872) 0.7 miles north of Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 607), on the right when traveling south. 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. The Louis Nuschke Store (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Goodyear Mill
The Bayless Pulp and Paper Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 25, 2013
2. The Bayless Pulp and Paper Mill Marker
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(approx. ¾ mile away); 78 Lost, No One Forgotten (approx. 0.8 miles away); Ms. Cora Brooks (approx. 0.8 miles away); History Of The Austin Dam And 1911 Flood (approx. 0.8 miles away); Austin Flood Disaster (approx. 0.8 miles away); Victims of Sept 30, 1911 Austin Flood (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Austin Dam Broke (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 27, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,371 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 27, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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