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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.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Louis Nuschke Store (approx. 0.6 miles away); Austin Flood Disaster (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Costello Tannery (approx. 3.6 miles away); David Zeisberger
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
(approx. 9.9 miles away); Potter County (approx. 9.9 miles away); a different marker also named David Zeisberger (approx. 10 miles away); Jersey Shore Pike (approx. 10.6 miles away); Lymansville (approx. 10.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
Categories. DisastersIndustry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 27, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 367 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 27, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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