The Johnstown Flood

Author: Marlee Richards
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1476541825
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"Explains the Johnstown Flood, including its chronology, causes, and lasting effects"--

History Of The Johnstown Flood

Author: Willis Fletcher Johnson
Publisher: Heritage Books
ISBN: 9780788417153
Size: 47.21 MB
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History of the Johnstown flood This book, "History of the Johnstown flood," by Willis Fletcher Johnson, is a replication of a book originally published before 1889. It has been restored by human beings, page by page, so that you may enjoy it in a form as close to the original as possible.

The Johnstown Flood

Author: Marc Tyler Nobleman
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9780756517304
Size: 67.98 MB
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Discusses the causes, both natural and human, of the Johnstown flood.

The Johnstown Flood

Author: Herman Dieck
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271045396
Size: 12.69 MB
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Johnstown Flood

Author: David McCullough
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416561224
Size: 56.23 MB
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The stunning story of one of America’s great disasters, a preventable tragedy of Gilded Age America, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough. At the end of the nineteenth century, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, was a booming coal-and-steel town filled with hardworking families striving for a piece of the nation’s burgeoning industrial prosperity. In the mountains above Johnstown, an old earth dam had been hastily rebuilt to create a lake for an exclusive summer resort patronized by the tycoons of that same industrial prosperity, among them Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and Andrew Mellon. Despite repeated warnings of possible danger, nothing was done about the dam. Then came May 31, 1889, when the dam burst, sending a wall of water thundering down the mountain, smashing through Johnstown, and killing more than 2,000 people. It was a tragedy that became a national scandal. Graced by David McCullough’s remarkable gift for writing richly textured, sympathetic social history, The Johnstown Flood is an absorbing, classic portrait of life in nineteenth-century America, of overweening confidence, of energy, and of tragedy. It also offers a powerful historical lesson for our century and all times: the danger of assuming that because people are in positions of responsibility they are necessarily behaving responsibly.

Official History Of The Johnstown Flood

Author: Frank Connelly
Publisher: Holmes Press
ISBN: 1444678574
Size: 78.48 MB
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Johnstown Flood An Up2u Historical Fiction Adventure

Author: John and Lisa Mullarkey
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 1616419679
Size: 50.26 MB
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Up2U Adventures�where the ending is Up2U! On May 31, 1889, the rains flooded Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Sarah Beth, her mother, and Vincent�a boy she likes�struggle to save what they can from the flooding. At the same time, her father is working to clear the railroad tracks into town. Who will survive when the dam collapses? The ending is Up2U. Calico Chapter Books is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades 2-5.

The Story Of The Johnstown Flood

Author: R. Conrad Stein
Publisher: Childrens Pr
ISBN: 9780516046808
Size: 35.67 MB
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Describes the devastating tidal wave that hit the city of Johnstown and several Pennsylvania villages on Memorial Day, 1889, when the South Fork Dam above the city collapsed as a result of spring rains.

The Johnstown Flood

Author: Willis ,Johnson
Publisher: Delmarva Publications, Inc.
Size: 49.23 MB
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The summer of 1889 will ever be memorable for its appalling disasters by flood and flame. In that period fell the heaviest blow of the nineteenth century—a blow scarcely paralleled in the histories of civilized lands. Central Pennsylvania, a center of industry, thrift and comfort, was desolated by floods unprecedented in the records of the great waters. On both sides of the Alleghenies these ravages were felt in terrific power, but on the western slope their terrors were infinitely multiplied by the bursting of the South Fork Reservoir, letting out millions of tons of water, which, rushing madly down the rapid descent of the Conemaugh Valley, washed out all its busy villages and hurled itself in a deadly torrent on the happy borough of Johnstown. The frightful aggravations which followed the coming of this torrent have waked the deepest sympathies of this nation and of the world, and the history is demanded in permanent form, for those of the present day, and for the generations to come. This is a new edition of “THE JOHNSTOWN FLOOD” by Willis Johnson including all the appalling record; the breaking of the south fork dam; the sweeping out of the Conemaugh valley; the over-throw of Johnstown; the massing of the wreck at the railroad bridge; escapes, rescues, searches for survivors and the dead; relief organizations, stupendous charities, with full accounts also of the destruction on the Susquehanna and Juniata rivers, and the Bald Eagle creek. This edition has all new photos, a linked table of contents for both chapters and illustrations, and any typographical errors that appeared in the original edition have been corrected.

The Johnstown Flood

Author: Jim Gallagher
Publisher: Chelsea House Pub
ISBN: 9780791052662
Size: 65.86 MB
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Describes the events surrounding the tragic flood that overwhelmed Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and nearby areas in 1889.