HISTORY OF THE JOHNSTOWN FLOOD: WILLIS FLETCHER JOHNSON HISTORY OF THE JOHNSTOWN FLOOD: WILLIS FLETCHER JOHNSON HISTORY OF THE JOHNSTOWN FLOOD: WILLIS FLETCHER JOHNSON

HISTORY OF THE JOHNSTOWN FLOOD

WILLIS FLETCHER JOHNSON

Published by J.W. KEELER & CO., Philadelphia, PA, 1889
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Disastrous flood (1889) in the town of Johnstown, Pa., U.S. Johnstown lies at the confluence of the Conemaugh River and Stony Creek; at the time of the flood it was a leading U.S. steelmaking centre. At 3:10 PM on May 31, the South Fork Dam, a poorly maintained earthfill dam holding a major upstream reservoir, collapsed after heavy rains, sending a wall of water rushing down the Conemaugh Valley at speeds of 20 40 mph (30 60 kph). A 30-ft (9-m) wall of water smashed into Johnstown at 4:07 PM, killing 2,209 people. Johnstown Flood of 1889 was the worst natural disaster in the United States. The city of Johnstown is located in southwestern Pennsylvania, in a narrow valley where the Little Conemaugh and Stony Creek rivers merge to create the Conemaugh River. In 1880, Johnstown was a leading industrial center with 10,000 inhabitants and 20,000 more in its surrounding communities. THIS BOOK IS A GREAT HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE FLOOD. GREEN WITH GOLD INLAY ON THE FRONT. NICE LOOKING WITH SOME WEAR FROM THE YEARS. SOME FOXING INSIDE. A NICE HISTORY AND COLLECTOR ITEM. Bookseller Inventory # 000362

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Title: HISTORY OF THE JOHNSTOWN FLOOD

Publisher: J.W. KEELER & CO., Philadelphia, PA

Publication Date: 1889

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: ILLUSTRATED

Book Condition: Good

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