|AUSTIN DAM MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION
|"The Ruins - The Park"
|"Welcome Center/Gift Store"
(Upgraded soon to a professional online store!!)
Nestled in a narrow valley and
along the winding stream of
Freeman Run is the ruins of the
Bayless Paper Mill Dam, currently
referred to as the Austin Dam.
In 1911 the dam broke and water
engulfed much of the town of
Austin and claimed over 78 lives.
the Austin Dam Memorial Park
Association was formed and they
since have worked diligently to
preserve the dam remains and to
create a beautiful natural park.
*** NEW ROAD SURFACE ***
The 1 mile entrance to the park was
improved with drainage, base and DSA
limestone top. This project was financed
by Pennsylvania Dirt and Gravel Road
Grant Program, DCNR Community
Conservation Partnerships Grant
Program and Austin Dam Memorial
Association(ADMA) was completed with
the help of many volunteer.s
Check it out!!
|Visitors at the Flood Victims Memorial
|While this stage quietly blends in naturally
much of the year, it has been the setting of
bands, weddings, dancers, presentations
and gatherings. It is equipped with eletricity
and can be covered with our canopy.
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|5384 State Route 872 North, P.O. Box 136
Austin, PA 16720
Welcome Center & Gift Store
Open Friday - Monday
12:00 to 4:00
Learn about our interesting history.
Books, DVDs, Clothing, Glassware
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