Author:Willis Fletcher Johnson


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History Of The Johnstown Flood [Pennsylvania]: Including All The Fearful Record; The Breaking of The South Fork Dam; The Sweeping Out Of The Conemaugh Valley; The Overthrow Of Johnstown; The Massing Of The Wreck At The Railroad Bridge; Escapes, Rescues, Searches For Survivors And The Dead; Relief Organization, Stupendous Charities, Etc., Etc., With Full Accounts Also Of The Destruction On The Susquehanna And Juniata Rivers, And The Bald Eagle Creek

By: Willis Fletcher Johnson

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1889)

Seller ID: J1715

ISBN: 0788417150

Condition: 473 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1889), 2001, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 473 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc

Hold on to your life jacket as you journey back to Friday, May 31, 1889, when millions of tons of water burst from the South Fork Reservoir and rapidly washed out Pennsylvania’s Conemaugh Valley. Harrowing eyewitness accounts by flood survivors keep these pages turning - tales of the enormous wall of water (reported by some to be 50 feet high!), the rushing whirlpool of debris, the fire at the stone bridge, acts of extraordinary valor, relief efforts, and more. Genealogists will find hundreds of names (catalogued in a new fullname index) in this historical narrative. A supplemental c... View more info