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Screenshot-2018-4-8 DEFECTS IN THE BIG DAM; THE CAUSE OF THE FLOOD AT JOHNSTOWN THE DAM WAS WELL BUILT BUT THE WEIR WAS TOO[...].png
This newspaper article, published on June 9, 1889 just a week after the disastrous flood devastated Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding areas, discusses how the South Fork Dam collapsed and led the destructive volume of water down into the…

AC postcard scan.pdf
Beginning in the 1890s, the advent of increasingly sensational disaster-themed entertainments, first in amusement parks and then on film, attested to the enduring appeal of depictions of real-life calamities. This postcard from Atlantic City, N.J.,…

Clara Barton, More Help Needed.jpg
Newspaper article containing the reprint of a letter written by Clara Barton, President of the American Red Cross, after the Johnstown Flood, which occurred on 31 May 1889 as a result of the failure of the South Fork Dam on the Little Conemaugh…
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