The Deadly History Of This Pennsylvania Park Is Terrifying But True

Austin Dam Memorial Park in Pennsylvania tells a tragic tale. A tale of immeasurable loss with a postscript about just what can happen when a community comes together to turn tragedy into triumph. Here is the story of a small town that experienced – and rebuilt after – one of Pennsylvania’s worst tragedies.

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Austin Dam Memorial Park
Austin, PA 16720
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Austin Dam Memorial Park in Pennsylvania tells a tragic tale of death and destruction but today it is a peaceful spot that draws visitors who pay homage to the tragedy that occurred here and embrace nature by picnicking and fishing. Get another glimpse into Pennsylvania’s past by viewing 15 rare photos of the coal mining industry.