Friday, March 31, 2017

Johnstown Flood

The Johnstown Flood of 1889 basically destroyed Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The flood was due to the failure of a dam upstream from the town. It was probably the worst natural disaster in the United States up to that time; 2,208 people lost their lives.

A view of the great stone bridge, where thousands of men, women and children were buried, together with horses, cows, railroad trains, houses, stables, and everything the flood could carry
 
An ocean of mud
 
Beginning life anew, site of old home
 
Carrying body out of the wreck
 
General view of the wrecked city
 
In the path of ruin
 
Remains of crockery store
 
Ruins from Bedford Street
 
Scene of the fire at the Stone Bridge
 

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