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The Austin Dam Disaster - Austin, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fossilgirlerin
N 41° 39.142 W 078° 05.131
17T E 742692 N 4615284
Quick Description: 1911: The Austin Flood is the history of the Austin Dam disaster, How it happened and stories of those who survived.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 1/2/2015 8:27:36 AM
Waymark Code: WMN630
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Bryan
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Long Description:
1911: The Austin Flood is written by Paul W. Heimel. It is filled with photos and interviews of several survivors. The Austin Dam failed in September of 1911 and wiped most of Austin Pennsylvania off the map. Many ran for higher ground, but some ignored the warnings.

This book explains why it failed and who was at fault. The remains of the dam are still in place with a memorial to those who perished on that horrific night. If you visit, also drive south to see the ruins of the Bayless Paper mill, which survived the flood only to burn down many years later.
ISBN Number: 9780965582445

Author(s): Paul W. Heimel

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