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By Jenn Wintermantel, May 28, 2011
Austin Flood Disaster Marker
Pennsylvania (Potter County), Austin — Austin Flood Disaster
On September 30, 1911, the Bayless Pulp and Paper Company dam broke here. This concrete dam, built in 1909, was nearly 50 feet high; 534 feet long. Its failure sent torrents of water and debris down Freeman Run into Austin and Costello, causing . . . — Map (db m39967) HM
Pennsylvania (Potter County), Austin — The Bayless Pulp and Paper Mill(1900-1944)
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 . . . — Map (db m65536) HM
Pennsylvania (Potter County), Austin — The Louis Nuschke Store1890-1970
On this site a wood frame business was built by Louis Nuschke. A grand store for it's time, one could purchase anything from furniture, carpet, wall paper, hand painted china and jewelry as well as hardware items. When the dam broke in 1911 the . . . — Map (db m83707) HM
Pennsylvania (Potter County), Costello — The Costello Tannery(1880-1924)
On this site once known as North Wharton, P.H. Costello and P.C. Costello of Oneida, New York, built what was then the worlds largest tannery. By December 1881 the tannery consumed 32,000 cord of bark annually for a yearly output of 6,000,000 of . . . — Map (db m42876) HM
Pennsylvania (Potter County), Coudersport — David Zeisberger
Erected as a memorial to David Zeisberger, who encamped near this place on the night of October 8, 1767, when on his way from Bethlehem to the mouth of Tionesta Creek to visit the Indians on the Allegheny River. He was accompanied by two Delaware . . . — Map (db m42918) HM
Pennsylvania (Potter County), Coudersport — David Zeisberger
Noted Moravian missionary camped near here October 8, 1767, en route from Bethlehem to found missions among the Delaware Indians to the West. He was the first white man to pass through the primeval forests of this region. — Map (db m42919) HM
Pennsylvania (Potter County), Coudersport — Jersey Shore Pike
Lymansville was the north terminus for the early pack trail and wagon road south to Jersey Shore. In 1834 a Turnpike toll road was completed between the two points. For many years it was a major trade route. — Map (db m42874) HM
Pennsylvania (Potter County), Coudersport — Lymansville
The pioneer settlement in this region was made here in 1808 by Major Isaac Lyman, land agent and a Revolutionary officer. The first saw and grist mill, post office, and court were also located here. — Map (db m42873) HM
Pennsylvania (Potter County), Coudersport — Ole Bull's Colony
The 11,144 acres of land within the tract acquired by the noted Norwegian violinist in 1852 were southeast of here. Here were village sites, New Norway, Oleona, New Bergen, Walhalla, and Ole Bull's Castle. — Map (db m125157) HM
Pennsylvania (Potter County), Coudersport — Potter County
Formed March 26, 1804 from Lycoming County, and fully organized in 1835. Named for Revolutionary hero General James Potter. An early center of the lumbering and tanning industries. Coudersport, the county seat, was laid out in 1807; incorporated . . . — Map (db m39966) HM
Pennsylvania (Potter County), Cross Fork — Ole Bornemann Bull1810 - 1880
The famous Norwegian violinist located a colony of fellow Norwegians near this site in September of 1852. From this vantage point, Ole Bull started to build his castle. This large wooden cabin was never completed. All that remains is the foundation . . . — Map (db m125095) HM
Pennsylvania (Potter County), Galeton — Built From The Forest
Galeton's Early Days In 1879, only a few hundred people lived in this area, surrounded by forested wilds. Then William McClure Gale came to town, and launched an industry that quickly transformed the region. On the land before you (now John J. . . . — Map (db m122458) HM
Pennsylvania (Potter County), Galeton — Historic Galeton
Dynamic Community In the early 1900s, a thriving lumber industry had transformed Galeton into the biggest city in Potter County. More than 30 trains stopped in Galeton each day, carrying people and goods across America. Shops, hotels, . . . — Map (db m122456) HM
Pennsylvania (Potter County), Genesee — Pennsylvania
Founded 1681 by William Penn as a Quaker Commonwealth. Birthplace of THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE and THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES. — Map (db m42921) HM
Pennsylvania (Potter County), Harrison Valley — David Zeisberger
Noted Moravian missionary, passed through here in October 1767, en route from Bethlehem to found missions among the Delaware Indians to the West. He was the first white man to travel through the primeval forests of this region. — Map (db m42917) HM
Pennsylvania (Potter County), Raymond — Allegheny River
Here is the head stream of this historic river, pathway of Indians, and white traders and settlers for over 200 years. It unites with the Monongahela, 352 miles away at Pittsburgh, forming the Ohio. — Map (db m42914) HM
Pennsylvania (Potter County), Raymond — David Zeisberger
Noted Moravian missionary, passed through here in Octber 1767, en route from Bethlehem to found missions among the Delaware Indians to the West. He was the first white man to travel through the primeval forests of this region. — Map (db m42916) HM

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