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1889 flood Johnstown folk look for loved ones
1889 flood Johnstown folk look for loved ones
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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Most people kept their spirits up by realizing that no matter how bad they had it, someone else had it worse. Widows each received 1000 dollars, no matter what their former social status was. -- BeckyMarie
 
Uploaded on 9/7/2007
by johnstownwildfire
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