History

Potter County history – it’s a big Dam deal! “God’s Country” is rich with stories and artifacts of days past and people who love to share those stories with you. Some of them put us on the map – and others almost wiped us off it. From our lumber heritage to Ole Bull’s Norwegian colony, to the penning of “The Untouchables” by Eliot Ness and the collapse of the Austin Dam, our fascinating history is truly unique. Tragedies, triumphs and lessons learned – that’s what our history’s all about. Come discover it for yourself!