“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Austin, Pennsylvania Historical Markers

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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 Store 1890-1970
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

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