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The story of the Johnstown flood
R. Conrad Stein
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.
|Statement||by R. Conrad Stein ; illustrated by David J. Catrow III.|
|Series||Cornerstones of freedom|
|Contributions||Catrow, David J., ill.|
|LC Classifications||F159.J7 S75 1984|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||31 p. :|
|Number of Pages||31|
|LC Control Number||84007824|
Get this from a library! The story of the Johnstown flood. [R Conrad Stein; David Catrow] -- Describes the devastating tidal wave that hit the city of Johnstown and several Pennsylvania villages on Memorial Day, , when the South Fork Dam above the city collapsed as a result of spring. “The Johnstown Flood” is widely considered to be the definitive book about the tragedy. All new employees at the Johnstown Flood National Memorial - .
The Johnstown Flood (Book): McCullough, David G.: Baker & TaylorA graphic account of the collapse of a poorly constructed dam and the resulting flood which killed 2, people and caused a nationwide scandalSimon and SchusterThe stunning story of one of America’s great disasters, a preventable tragedy of Gilded Age America, brilliantly told by master historian David the end. 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 str /5().
The dress was donated to the Johnstown Flood Museum in by Mary Waters’ descendants and is on display in the relic case on the museum’s first floor. Rev. H.L. Chapman Pastor of the Franklin Street Methodist Church, Chapman and his family lived in a parsonage in the middle of town. And any time Johnstown’s flood story is put under a national spotlight, it pays dividends for the local heritage tourism industry, Burkert said. “This is all good for Johnstown.
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The Johnstown Flood, Sources from those who went through the Flood by Marc Tyler Nobleman, is a solid choice. It is published by Compass Point books. The text and illustrations are well done. Those who share the Johnstown Flood story firmly believe that the story is best told through the words of those who experienced it.
Fortunately, many. The story of Johnstown: its early settlement, rise and progress, industrial growth, and appalling flood on May 31st, ()[Leather Bound] McLaurin, John James, - [from old catalog] Hardcover. The Johnstown Flood of chronicles the story America’s deadliest natural disaster during the 19th century.
Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the Johnstown Flood like never before, in no time at all. Books with Buzz /5(15). "The Johnstown Flood (or Great Flood of as it became known locally) occurred on It was the result of the catastrophic failure of the South Fork Dam situated on the Little Conemaugh River 14 miles (23 km) upstream of the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA, made worse by several days of extremely heavy rainfall/5.
The Johnstown Flood is a story that is frequently difficult to tell to children, but with this book, Mr. Gallagher tells the story honestly, and, most importantly, he does not "dumb down" the is well researched and presented, and the illustrations are expertly using this book, which both kids and adults should enjoy, the reader will have a true 5/5(2).
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This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. Overview American author and historian David McCullough's debut book, The Johnstown Flood (), chronicles the Johnstown Flood ofa deluge of water that tore through a steel community in Central Pennsylvania, killing more than 2, people and causing millions of dollars worth of damage.
McCullough interviewed some of the few living survivors of the disaster. The Johnstown Flood (Book): McCullough, David G.: Baker & TaylorA graphic account of the collapse of a poorly constructed dam and the resulting flood which killed 2, people and caused a nationwide scandalSimon and SchusterThe stunning story of one of America’s great disasters, a preventable tragedy of Gilded Age America, brilliantly told by master historian David.
David joins the Johnstown Area Heritage Association to discuss the Johnstown Flood, the subject of his first book and also not far from where he was born and raised. Related Videos David McCullough has twice received the Pulitzer Prize, for Truman and John Adams, and twice received the National Book Award, for The Path Between the Seas and Mornings on other acclaimed books include The Johnstown Flood, The Great Bridge, Brave Companions,The Greater Journey, The American Spirit, and The Wright is the recipient of numerous Released on: Janu The Johnstown Flood describes how onthe earthen dam holding back Lake Conemaugh 15 miles upriver from Johnstown, PA, gives way in abnormally heavy spring rains, and a wall of water races down the valley, scraping away all trace of several small communities before destroying and drowning the populace of Johnstown in ten minutes.
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This book was the first I remember learning of the Johnstown flood and I was so interested that I went on to read further books on the subject.
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In one of the better entries in the ``Once Upon America'' series, young Christina and her family are among the survivors of the disastrous flood that occurred when an inadequate dam, built to Read full review2/5(1).
In the book, “Great Floods of Pennsylvania” William H. Shank described the water that hit Johnstown as an "avalanche of death" that moved from 40. Author: Ogilvie, J.S. Publication: Chicago: J.S. Ogilvie, Publisher, The History of the Great Flood in Johnstown, PA.,By Which Over Ten Thousand Seller Rating: % positive.
At the time, ( ) the Johnstown flood was the biggest news story in the nation since the murder of President Abraham Lincoln. A total of 2, residents perished when the South Fork Fishing & Hunting Club dam by: Ninety-seven years ago, an ethnic cleansing occurred in Johnstown.
The tale of two-thousand Black and Mexican community members ordered to leave the city resounds in Cody McDevitt’s recent book. The Johnstown Flood of book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. *Includes pictures *Includes accounts of the flood writt /5(3).
The story of the Great Johnstown (PA) Flood ofthe result of a record-setting rainstorm speeding the failure of an earthen dam, was the top story of its day.
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