The Johnstown Flood – 27 Rare Photographs of the Great Flood of 1889 Which Killed Over 2,000 People in Minutes

humanoidhistory: “ TODAY IN HISTORY – On May the Johnstown Flood kills people in Pennsylvania. Located 14 miles up Little Conemaugh River from the town of Johnstown, the South Fork Dam.

The seven arches bridge in Johnstown after the flood. The bridge caught a huge amount of debris that had collected in the flood waters during the 14 mile journey from Lake Conemaugh to Johnstown. On the night of the flood that debris pile caught on fire.

I had read alot about the Johnstown Flood when I was a kid. Much of what we saw in the visitor center was pictures of the big flood of

MAY 31, 1889:  The Johnstown Flood.  Johnstown, PA was destroyed when the South Fork Dam on Lake Conemaugh broke. The official death toll was 2, 209. Image: Johnstown from   History of the Johnstown Flood

On May the South Fork Dam collapsed, sending 20 million gallons of water rushing toward Pennsylvania towns including Johnstown. More than 2200 people would die.

Went through a museum and learned about the devastating flood. Aftermath of the Johnstown (PA) flood, 1889.

Johnstown Flood - The first major disaster relief effor by the new American Red Cross led by Clara Barton.

The Johnstown Flood.  On May 31, 1889, a neglected dam and a phenomenal storm led to a catastrophe in which 2,209 people died.

The Johnstown Flood. On May a neglected dam and a phenomenal storm led to a catastrophe in which people died.

The Johnstown flood 1889.

black and white photo of Cambria Iron offices, Little Conemaugh River in foreground, militia tents in background

Johnstown Flood 1

Documentary about the 1889 Johnstown flood.

The Johnstown Flood. A freight car lies near the damaged Cambria Iron Works warehouse. 1889 [::SemAp Twitter || SemAp::]

The Johnstown Flood. A freight car lies near the damaged Cambria Iron Works warehouse. 1889 [::SemAp Twitter || SemAp::]

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