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These sites describe the great flood of May 31 1889, which struck Johnstown PA causing over 2200 deaths and making thousands more homeless.
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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 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.
A Roar Like Thunder
Concise article describing the course of the flood and its aftermath.
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