Austin Dam


PA 872
Potter County PA

This marker, apparently long gone, imparted historical information about the Austin Dam, built years ago to provide water power for a major timbering/lumbering operation. www.austindam.net/

Text – STATE HIGHWAY – “Site of Austin Dam Destroyed By Flood Sept 30, 1911” – DEPARTMENT.

Known from circa 1950 photo courtesy of M. Wintermantel. 2nd photo showing breached dam date unknown courtesy of JGl. 2011 photo by M. Wintermantel shows site. KM post is not visible although 2011 PennDot VideoLog footage shows it still in place. May 2015 Mike Wintermantel verified the post is still there.

Circa 1950 photo courtesy of M. Wintermantel. Photo showing breached dam date unknown courtesy of JGl. Photo by M. Wintermantel, 2011. Circa 1950 photo courtesy of M. Wintermantel.

September 2015 photo by Mike Wintermantel shows remaining post

September 2015 photo by Mike Wintermantel shows remaining post

Undated close-up photo of the Austim Dam marker shows its homemade quality.

Undated close-up photo of the Austim Dam marker shows its homemade quality.