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The Johnstown Flood
Johnstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania

 
 The Johnstown Flood occurred on May 31, 1889. It was the result of the catastrophic failure of the South Fork Dam situated 14 miles upstream of the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, made worse by several days of extremely heavy rainfall. The dam's failure unleashed a torrent of 20 million tons of water. The flood killed over 2000 peopleand and caused $17 million of damage.

Newspaper Articles on the Johnstown Food

From Marion Herald, Marion County, AL - June 13, 1889 - Transcribed and submitted by Veneta McKinney

Evans Family Deaths
Source: Genealogy: A Journal of American Ancestry Volumes 3-5, 1913-1915; Edited by Lyman Horace Weeks;
transcribed by Genealogy Trails Transcription Team

Official History of the Johnstown Flood

[Source: Frank Connelly and George C. Jenks, Journalist Publishing Co., 1889, BOOK I. ]


CHAPTER I. : BURSTING OF THE SOUTH-FORK DAM.

CHAPTER II: THE BURNING DEBRIS AT THE BRIDGE.

CHAPTER III. : THE WRECK OF THE DAY EXPRESS.

CHAPTER IV. : THE FATE OF THE HOTELS.

CHAPTER V. : THE LAKE BEFORE AND AFTER.

CHAPTER VI. : THE IDENTIFIED DEAD.
(FOURTH WARD MORGUE., MINERSVILLE MORGUE., MORRELLVILLE MORGUE., PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH MORGUE., PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD STATION MORGUE., MILLVILLE BOROUGH MORGUE, AT SCHOOL-HOUSE., PEELORVILLE MOROUE., MILLVILLE MORGUE., RECOVERED ON THE KERNVILLE SIDE., ST. COLUMBA MORGUE, CAMBRIA, AT NINEVEH-WESTMORELAND SIDE., AT NINEVEH-INDIANA SIDE., AT FRANKLIN., AT MINERAL POINT.)

CHAPTER VII. : THE FINANCIAL LOSSES-HISTORY OF CAMBRIA IRON-WORKS.

CHAPTER VIII. : REORGANIZATION OF JOHNSTOWN.

CHAPTER IX. : THE HISTORY OF JOHNSTOWN.

["The Debris above the Pennsylvania Railroad Bridge." In: "History of the Johnstown Flood", by Willis Fletcher Johnson, 1889. P. 199. Library Call Number M79.4 J71h.]

 

 

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