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The Austin Dam Disaster of 1900 by Elizabeth H. Clare

The Austin Dam Disaster of 1900



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The Austin Dam Disaster of 1900 Elizabeth H. Clare ebook
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Page: 96
ISBN: 9781467127455
Format: pdf


Frank Baldwin persuaded George Bayless to build a paper mill upstream from Austin. But what happened next is the tragic history the award-winning author presents here tonight. After 1900, the people of Austin did what they could to recover from the disaster. A string of other engineers quit the project, too, and the eventual collapse of thedam was in some ways not a surprise. The Austin Dam Disaster of 1900 recreates the era of Gay Nineties Austin, then-- as now--a city on the rise and on the make. Pure success and eternal empowerment? Clare: The Austin Dam Disaster of 1900. So the city started a project of breathtaking size, "a massive hydroelectric dam across the Colorado River," in 1891. Marys and Coudersport, holds the distinction of having survived the second-worst flood disaster in In 1900, Sen. A dam is a barrier across flowing water that obstructs, directs or slows down the flow, often creating a reservoir, lake or impoundments. Austin, a quiet town in Potter County between St. The sliding failure of a concrete gravity dam just north of the town of Austin, Pennsylvania on September 30, 1911, as shown in Figure 1, presents a strikingly visual case history for undergraduate students of civil engineering. In 1891, at the behest of ambitious city fathers, the little city of just 15,000 people gambled its future on a project of breathtaking size--a massive hydroelectric dam across the Colorado River. Most dams have a section called a spillway or weir over or through which water flows, either intermittently or continuously, and some have hydroelectric power generation systems installed. A freelance writer, she has authored numerous works on Texas history, including organizational histories of pioneering Texas businesses, state parks, the Texas prison system, and the Texas Highway Department. In 1891, at the behest of ambitious city fathers, the little city of just 15000 people gambled its future on a project of breathtaking size--a massive hydroelectric dam across the Colorado River. Freeman Run, the town was home to the Bayless Paper Mill.



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