Official History Of The Johnstown Flood Description: When the South Fork Dam failed, it was just a matter of time before death and destruction waged war on Johnstown, Pennsylvania. More than 2,000 people died, and millions of dollars were spent trying to repair the devastated city.


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Genre : HISTORY
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ISBN-13 : UVA:X001542272
Copyright Year : 1889
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Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Penn State Press
ISBN-13 : 9780271045399
Copyright Year : 2010-11-01
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The Johnstown Flood Description: Discusses the causes, both natural and human, of the Johnstown flood.


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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher : Capstone
ISBN-13 : 0756512670
Copyright Year : 2005-07
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Genre : Floods
Publisher : [Philadelphia] : Edgewood Publishing Company
ISBN-13 : UIUC:30112027127924
Copyright Year : 1889
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Johnstown Flood Description: 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 lake for an exclusive summer resort patronized by the tycoons of that same industrial prosperity, among them Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and Andrew Mellon. Despite repeated warnings of possible danger, nothing was done about the dam. Then came May 31, 1889, when the dam burst, sending a wall of water thundering down the mountain, smashing through Johnstown, and killing more than 2,000 people. It was a tragedy that became a national scandal. Graced by David McCullough’s remarkable gift for writing richly textured, sympathetic social history, The Johnstown Flood is an absorbing, classic portrait of life in nineteenth-century America, of overweening confidence, of energy, and of tragedy. It also offers a powerful historical lesson for our century and all times: the danger of assuming that because people are in positions of responsibility they are necessarily behaving responsibly.


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Genre : History
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN-13 : 9781416561224
Copyright Year : 2007-05-31
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Three Rivers Rising Description: Wealthy Celestia falls in love with Peter, a hired hand, and by the time of the torrential rains that lead to the disastrous Johnstown flood of 1889, she has been disowned by her family and is staying with him in Johnstown.


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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Publisher : Ember
ISBN-13 : 9780375853692
Copyright Year : 2011-09
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The Johnstown Flood 1889 Description: Gertrude Quinn was only six years old when her world was changed forever. In a matter of minutes, she and thousands of other people in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, found themselves fighting for their lives in swirling water that covered their city. Gertrude Quinn was one of the lucky ones. She survived the great Johnstown Flood of 1889. More than 2,200 other people were not as lucky. They died in one of the worst natural disasters in the History of the United States. Even though more than 120 years have passed since this disaster, we can still learn important lessons from the Johnstown Flood. In this book you will find out how the South Fork Dam and heavy rainfall worked together to cause the flood. You will understand the flood better through the stories of people who survived, and see how the nation helped to rebuild the town.


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Genre : Nature
Publisher : Mitchell Lane
ISBN-13 : 9781545749579
Copyright Year : 2020-02-04
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The Johnstown Flood Description: Describes the events surrounding the tragic flood that overwhelmed Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and nearby areas in 1889.


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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher : Chelsea House Pub
ISBN-13 : 0791052664
Copyright Year : 1999-11
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The Day It Rained Forever Description: When a cheaply constructed dam above Johnstown bursts under the onslaught of torrential rains, Christina and her family struggle to escape the floodwater which bears down upon their town.


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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Publisher : Puffin Books
ISBN-13 : 0140345671
Copyright Year : 1993-07-01
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The Johnstown Flood Description: This book examines the scope of the Johnstown Flood disaster, its causes, and how people can keep a similar disaster from happening again. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.


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Genre : Floods
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ISBN-13 : 1532176589
Copyright Year : 2020
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