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Broken dam destroys the town of Austin, Pennsylvania...



Item # 585946

October 3, 1911

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, October 3, 1911  The front page of this issue has a column wide headline "Austin's Death List May Not Exceed 100" with subheads "State Health Commissioner's Census, Almost Complete, Show 86 Missing", "Disaster Inquiry Delayed", "Relief Work Being Pushed, but Many More Men Are Needed To Remove Hundreds of Tons of Debris". This refers to the fifty-foot high by thirty-foot wide concrete dam which broke on September 30th and destroyed the town of Austin, Pennsylvania. A front page large photo shows the broken dam and a photo of the destroyed town is shown inside. Additional articles on Austin are within.

Page 4 reports "Rear Admiral Schley Dies Here In Street - Stricken While Walking Alone, He Expires Before his Identity Is Known - Body Is Taken By Police - Inscription on Watch Revels His Name - Navy Department Offers to Arrange for a Naval Funeral". This also includes a photo of him.

Additional news, sports and advertisements of the day are within.

This is complete in 16 pages with an irregular left spine, chipping and edge tears, evening browning. This must be handled with care.

Category: The 20th Century

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