Tintype of the Lake Hotel, So. Fork, Pa. This area was adjacent to Sidman, where the 1889 Johnstown Flood began.

Tintype of the Lake Hotel, So. Fork, Pa. This area was adjacent to Sidman, where the 1889 Johnstown Flood began.

The Johnstown Flood, 1889. Scene of the fire at the Stone Bridge

The Johnstown Flood, 1889. Scene of the fire at the Stone Bridge

History of the Johnstown Flood

History of the Johnstown Flood

Ruthless Tide : The Tragic Epic of the Johnstown Flood (Hardcover) (Al Roker)

Ruthless Tide : The Tragic Epic of the Johnstown Flood (Hardcover) (Al Roker)

Ruthless Tide : The Tragic Epic of the Johnstown Flood (Paperback) (Al Roker)

Ruthless Tide : The Tragic Epic of the Johnstown Flood (Paperback) (Al Roker)

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

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

The Johnstown Flood occurred on May 31, 1889. It was the result of the catastrophic failure of the South Fork Dam situated on the Little Conemaugh River 14 miles upstream of the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA. The dam's failure unleashed a torrent of 20 million tons of water  from the reservoir known as Lake Conemaugh. With a volumetric flow rate that temporarily equaled that of the Mississippi River, the flood killed 2,209 people.

The Johnstown Flood occurred on May 31, 1889. It was the result of the catastrophic failure of the South Fork Dam situated on the Little Conemaugh River 14 miles upstream of the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA. The dam's failure unleashed a torrent of 20 million tons of water from the reservoir known as Lake Conemaugh. With a volumetric flow rate that temporarily equaled that of the Mississippi River, the flood killed 2,209 people.

Johnstown Flood Museum - Johnstown Area Heritage Association

Johnstown Flood Museum - Johnstown Area Heritage Association

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