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Most photgraphed picture of 1889 flood
Most photgraphed picture of 1889 flood
Description: I decided to put the foolowing pictures on line. The pictures here tell the story, of the great flood on May 31, 1889. Was it the weather, all that heavy rain or was it a faulty dam that caused 20 million tons of water to crash into the city of Johnstown 12 miles down stream. The wall of water whe it hit Johnstown had a force equal to Niagara Falls.

Date Taken: 9/7/2007
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City: st michael
State: pennsylvania
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Country: United States
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On elook and I only feel sadness.. On the other hand I also see cracked mud, and a new city being rebuilt in the flood plain after the Indians said dont build in the valley did they listen NO.. See the Native Americans had the know how and knowledge... -- jodimiller
Is that a train next to the house. -- fayeweathergirl
Lots of damage -- karentoth
Glad I was not there. -- natasha
The earthwork dam was not maintained according to a story on tv several years ago. It was the fault og the club for the rich that built it to create a man-made lake. -- lunar-tic
The earthwork dam was not maintained according to a story on tv several years ago. It was the fault of the club for the rich that built it to create a man-made lake. -- lunar-tic
ha ha you got a tree in your window !!! yeah right the Indians didn't say that they didn't even speak English. Besides if they are so smart why are they extinct? -- jamesrhcp
 
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by johnstownwildfire
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