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History of the Johnstown Flood Including all the Fearful Record; the Breaking of the South Fork Dam; the ..., 2012

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Johnstown Flood

Janson Media, 2013

Over a hundred years ago on a stormy May 31, 1889, a dam in Johnstown, Pennsylvania collapsed causing a tidal wave over 40 feet high to fall over the heavily populated town below it. A major flooding of the valley destroyed countless buildings and claimed over 2,000 lives in the aftermath. All that remained was a barely recognizable wasteland and some very fortunate survivors. Johnstown Flood is a story about the people who survived and people ...


Johnstown Trolleys and Incline (PA) (Images of Rail)
Kenneth C. Springirth

Arcadia Publishing, 2006

The Johnstown flood on May 31, 1889, virtually demolished the horsecar lines of the Johnstown Passenger Railway Company, resulting in the system being rebuilt with electric trolley cars. Johnstown Trolleys and Incline covers the history of the trolley car system, trackless trolleys, and the Johnstown Inclined Plane. Johnstown was the last small city in the United States to operate a variety of vintage and modern trolley cars along with trackless ...


Johnstown (PA) (Images of America)
Lyndee Jobe Henderson, R. Dean Jobe

Arcadia Publishing, 2004

In this photographic history of Johnstown, readers will enjoy more than two hundred rare images, many published here for the first time, from the collections of historical organizations and private individuals. After enduring three devastating floods, residents have adopted the phrase "This town won't die" as a testament to their gritty determination to survive and to be seen as more than flood victims. Johnstown records the true American Dream: ...


The Johnstown Flood of 1889: The Story of the Deadliest Flood in American History
Charles River Editors

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014

*Includes pictures *Includes accounts of the flood written by survivors *Includes a bibliography for further reading “The deluge released by the dam’s collapse carried more than 12,000 cubic meters of debris-filled water each second. Flow rates in the Mississippi River typically vary between 7,000 and 20,000 cubic meters per second." – Sid Perkins, Science News, Vol.176 In 2005, the world watched in horror as Hurricane Katrina ...


The Johnstown Horror!!! or, Valley of Death, being A Complete and Thrilling Account of the Awful Floods and ..., 2011

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania: A History, Part One: 1895-1936
Randy Whittle

The History Press, 2005

The flood of 1889 has often taken center stage in the history of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, but the history of this community is greater than this tragedy. In this first installment of a two-volume set, local author Randy Whittle explores in-depth the history of this quintessential American community that has endured and prospered through the generations. Beginning with the aftermath of the 1889 flood, Whittle describes the "key events and issues ...


The Johnstown Flood
David McCullough

Simon & Schuster, 1987

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 ...


The Johnstown Girls
Kathleen George

University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014

Ellen Emerson may be the last living survivor of the Johnstown flood. She was only four years old on May 31, 1889, when twenty million tons of water decimated her hometown of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Thousands perished in what was the worst natural disaster in U.S. history at the time. As we witness in The Johnstown Girls , the flood not only changed the course of history, but also the individual lives of those who survived it. A century ...



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 ...


The Bosses Club: The conspiracy that caused the Johnstown Flood,destroying the iron and steel capital of ...
Richard A Gregory

Xlibris, Corp., 2011

AN HISTORICAL NOVEL The story of America’s transition from iron-making to steel, and questioning the cause of the 1889 Johnstown Flood. The Bosses Club is a fresh look at the history of the American iron and steel industry and the most infamous flood in America. In this book, you'll learn about the pivotal role Johnstown played in developing America's steel industry; who were that industry's true founders, inventors, innovators and ...


Johnstown Flood of 1889: The Tragedy of the Conemaugh
Paula Degen

Eastern Acorn Press, 1984

full of photos


Long Live Glosser's
Robert Jeschonek

Pie Press, 2014

The Glosser Bros. Department Store in Johnstown, Pennsylvania has reopened, just for you, in the pages of this one-of-a-kind nonfiction book. For the first time, the whole true story of Glosser’s has been told, on the 25th anniversary of the fabled department store’s closing. Step through the famous doors on the corner of Franklin and Locust Streets, grab a brown-and-white-striped shopping bag, and smell the roasting peanuts and cashews. ...


Ghosts of Pennsylvania: The Haunted Locations of Altoona, Greensburg and Johnstown, 2014

This guide offers information on the haunted locations in Altoona, Greensburg and Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Each location includes information on its history, and the spirit(s) believed to haunt the property.


Disaster at Johnstown The Great Flood
Hildegarde Dolson

Landmark/Random House, 1965


The Battle of Johnstown
AJ Berry

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014

The Battle of Johnstown or Hall Battle as some of the pensioners called it; was the last battle fought in the Revolutionary War. This is intended to present a short version of the battle; it was a large and important battle for the Whigs. Some of the material in this book has never been published; it is from Mr. Morrison’s private collection. The Battle of Yorktown where Cornwallis surrendered was on October 19, 1781, and was just a short ...


Christmas at Glosser's
Robert Jeschonek

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013

Step back in time to Johnstown, Pennsylvania in 1975. Shoppers fill the downtown streets, bustling between the Glosser Bros. and Penn Traffic department stores...and one little boy runs through the crowd on a mission. Eleven-year-old Jack wants one thing for Christmas: to find out where his grandfather, Bub, runs off to every Christmas Eve. The trail leads him on a journey through Glosser Bros. at its most magical, but the magic takes an ...


Johnstown (Images of America) (Images of America Series)
Sandy Wailes Bennett, Johnstown Historical Society

Arcadia Publishing, 2010

The story of Johnstown did not begin with the founding of the town in 1902, nor did it end there. The story begins and ends with enterprising people. These people were determined to make a life for themselves despite all the hardships of living on the prairie of Colorado. These were the same people who were among the first Americans to go west. Trappers came for beaver pelts, and traders set up forts to trade for buffalo hides from the Arapaho. ...


Waterproof A Novel of the Johnstown Flood
Judith Redline Coopey

Redline Books, 2012

" Fifty years after an earthen dam collapsed sending a thirty foot wall of raging destruction down on the city of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Pamela McRae looks back on the tragedy. The flood wiped out Pam's fondest hopes, taking the lives of her fiancé and her brother, the sanity of her mother, and, soon after, her father. Pam is left alone to cope with poverty, loneliness, and despair. The arrival of Katya, a poor Hungarian girl running away ...


Johnstown Flood: A Choose Your Own Ending Historical Fiction Adventure (Up2u Adventures)
Lisa Mullarkey, John Mullarkey

Magic Wagon, 2013

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, so which ending will you choose? From the Publisher: Do your young readers love ...



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