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The Cause of the Johnstown Flood
- Article by Walter S Frank. Footnoted history of why a reconstructed dam failed. Civil engineering perspective.
The Johnstown Flood
- Short article drawn from contemporary accounts. Published by the NOAA Photo Library.
Johnstown Flood Museum
- Collection of pictures, facts and accounts, with information about the museum itself.
Johnstown Flood National Memorial
- National Park Service site with many photos and eye-witness accounts. Includes information for visitors.
New York Times Articles
- Three articles published in the immediate aftermath of the flood.
The Pennsylvania Disaster
- Poem about the flood by famously bad poet William McGonagall, with historical footnote and links.
Railroad Extra: The Johnstown Flood
- Nineteenth century articles describing the flood's effect on the local railroad.
A Roar Like Thunder
- Concise article describing the course of the flood and its aftermath.
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