“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Austin, Pennsylvania

Clickable Map of Potter County, Pennsylvania and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Potter County, PA (30) Cameron County, PA (10) Clinton County, PA (28) Lycoming County, PA (192) McKean County, PA (41) Tioga County, PA (41) Allegany County, NY (55) Steuben County, NY (100)  PotterCounty(30) Potter County (30)  CameronCounty(10) Cameron County (10)  ClintonCounty(28) Clinton County (28)  LycomingCounty(192) Lycoming County (192)  McKeanCounty(41) McKean County (41)  TiogaCounty(41) Tioga County (41)  AlleganyCountyNew York(55) Allegany County (55)  SteubenCounty(100) Steuben County (100)
Coudersport is the county seat for Potter County
Austin is in Potter County
      Potter County (30)  
      Cameron County (10)  
      Clinton County (28)  
      Lycoming County (192)  
      McKean County (41)  
      Tioga County (41)  
      Allegany County, New York (55)  
      Steuben County, New York (100)  
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1Pennsylvania (Potter County), Austin — 4 — 78 Lost, No One Forgotten
In loving memory of those who perished and suffered from the Austin Dam tragedy. May those individuals rest in peace and smile down upon our tribute in their honor. Our mural represents William Nelson, who tried to warn of the possibility of a . . . Map (db m160745) HM
2Pennsylvania (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
3Pennsylvania (Potter County), Austin — Austin Flood Disaster
On Sept. 30, 1911, the Bayless Pulp and Paper Company dam broke here. This concrete dam, built in 1909, was nearly fifty feet high; 534 feet long. Its failure sent torrents of water and debris down Freeman Run into Austin and Costello, causing great . . . Map (db m148925) HM
4Pennsylvania (Potter County), Austin — 3 — Earthen Dam
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 . . . Map (db m160744) HM
5Pennsylvania (Potter County), Austin — 2 — Earthen Dam Spillway
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.Map (db m160743) HM
6Pennsylvania (Potter County), Austin — History Of The Austin Dam And 1911 Flood
The Austin Dam was built in 1909 to harness water from Freeman Run to power Paper Mill, the town's largest industry. While the Bayless the citizens of Austin who worked at the many mill were grateful for their jobs, others questioned the . . . Map (db m160746) HM
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7Pennsylvania (Potter County), Austin — 5 — Ms. Cora Brooks
One of Austin's most colorful turn-of-the-century citizens, Cora (center) operated a local brothel on a hill adjacent the dam. Upon seeing the dam break, she began calling townsfolk including the operator. Her efforts are credited with saving . . . Map (db m160749) HM
8Pennsylvania (Potter County), Austin — 1 — The Austin Dam Broke
The Austin Dam broke Sept. 30, 1911 at least 78 lives were lost.Map (db m160742) HM
9Pennsylvania (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
10Pennsylvania (Potter County), Austin — 6 — The Bughouse
Originally used for quarantine of the sick, it was later used as a gambling den by the rowdier citizens of Austin.Map (db m160750) HM
11Pennsylvania (Potter County), Austin — The Goodyear Mill
On this site a sawmill and millpond were constructed by O.S. Garretson and opened Sept. 20, 1886. By 1897 the mill was owned by Frank H. Goodyear and cut an average of 7,000,000 feet a month. A 200 hp boiler with steam lines that ran through the . . . Map (db m148924) HM
12Pennsylvania (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
13Pennsylvania (Potter County), Austin — Victims of Sept 30, 1911 Austin Flood
(see photo for names)Map (db m148927) HM
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Dec. 4, 2022