Austin, PA Dam Collapse And Flood, Sept 1911

Main Street Looking West after the Austin PA 1911 Flood.jpg City Hall after the Austin PA 1911 Flood.jpg Homes and Barns after Austin PA 1911 Flood.jpg Rev. G. W. Parks Residence after the Austin PA 1911 Flood.jpg

Austin, Pennsylvania Dam Failure – September 30 1911

Heavy rains filling the Bayless reservoir cracked the concrete dam, sending an estimated 450,000,000 gallons downstream destroying most of the boroughs of Austin and Costello. A total of 78 people from Austin and 2 from Costello perished during the inundation.

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