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"Johnstown Flood National Historic Site" Top 5 Page for this destination Pennsylvania Things to Do Tip by Basaic

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One of the worst natural disasters in US history happened on the afternoon of 31 May 1889. The South Fork Dam, holding back Lake Conemaugh, gave way after a night of heavy rain causing the death of 2000 people and the injury of thousands more. The town of Johnstown was devastated. The flood resulted from poor planning and poor construction of the dam, coupled with greed and self-interest. The Johnstown Flood National Historic Site tells the stories of greed and heroism, immortalizing the people and events that occured on that historic day.

For more information see my Johnstown Page.

Address: 733 Lake Road, South Fork, PA 15956
Phone: (814) 495-4643

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