Johnstown Flood


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Johnstown Flood

Pennsylvania city destroyed by flood (May 31, 1889); 2,200 lives lost. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 1427]
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The Johnstown Flood at Bootlegger was gritty garage rock with dirt under its fingernails and fire in its belly.
He mentioned the famous Johnstown Flood of 1889, and Reisman began scouring the Internet for accounts of that well-documented calamity.
Even after the Civil War, though, some of the greatest disasters (the Chicago fire of 1871, the Johnstown flood of 1889, the Galveston hurricane of 1900) elicited very little by way of a federal response.
By the time the house was built in 1891, the Red Cross had provided humanitarian relief for 13 disasters, including the historic Johnstown Flood in Pennsylvania, which killed more than 2,000 people in 1889.
However, on May 31, 1889, in a small town in Pennsylvania, something happened that would become the most reported international news event of the year--the Johnstown Flood.
With the valley crowding up the way it was," wrote David McCullough in his book, The Johnstown Flood, "the need for lumber and land was growing apace.
Three Rivers Rising: A Novel of the Johnstown Flood.
What odd and solipsistic choices playwright Rebecca Gilman makes in her newest play, "The True History of the Johnstown Flood," a recounting of a horrific, mostly forgotten disaster she uses to contemplate the role of art in depicting disasters.
The house was built after my grandparents and one infant were washed out in the Great Johnstown Flood of May 31,1889.
The Johnstown flood serves as a reminder that our infrastructure bears watching, that over-confidence can kill, and that the cry of "Wolf
Others, such as the Johnstown Flood disaster in 1889, caused by a severe rainstorm and a defective dam, were catastrophes caused by a combination of nature and man.
In contrast to the often lofty and magnificent experiences of the child monarchs, SOS: Stories of Survival covers true stories of tragedy and courage including the Johnstown Flood, the Triangle Fire, the Tsunami of 2004, and Hurricane Katrina.