The Austin Disaster of 1911 ~ History Potter County Pennsylvania Dam failure/Break Flood ~ Bayless Dam ~ Gale Largey


Title: The Austin Disaster, 1911: as reported in the Media before Radio, Television, the Internet...

Author: Gale Largey
Graphic Artists: Andy Worthington, Phil Ogden

Description: Hardcover in illustrated pictorial boards. As new. Illustrated throughout. [272] pages. Oblong format. 8.5 x 11 inches. Two institutional copies located on OCLC.

An artistically produced history of the 1911 Austin Dam disaster, being a compilation of historic photographs and images of newspaper stories reporting on the building of the Austin dam in 1909, the scare of 1910, the disaster of 1911, the aftermath, and explanations of the causes of the disaster. The Austin Dam, also known as the Bayless Dam, was a concrete gravity dam, the largest dam of its type in Pennsylvania at the time. The catastrophic failure of the dam in 1911 destroyed much of the town of Austin and killed 78 people.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Fine

Publisher: Reed Hann Litho Co
Place: Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Year: 2011

ISBN: 061535341X

Keywords: Pennsylvania, Potter County, history, floods, disasters, dam breaks, dam failure, dam failures, Bayless Dam, Austin Dam,

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