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Official History of the Johnstown Flood

Official History of the Johnstown Flood Book
Author : Frank Connelly,George C. Jenks
Publisher :
Release : 1889
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

The Johnstown Flood

The Johnstown Flood Book
Author : Marlee Richards
Publisher : Capstone
Release : 2014
ISBN : 1476541825
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Explains the Johnstown Flood, including its chronology, causes, and lasting effects"--

The Johnstown Flood

The Johnstown Flood Book
Author : Marc Tyler Nobleman
Publisher : Capstone
Release : 2005-07
ISBN : 9780756512675
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Discusses the causes, both natural and human, of the Johnstown flood.

History of the Johnstown Flood

History of the Johnstown Flood Book
Author : Willis Fletcher Johnson
Publisher : Heritage Books
Release : 2001
ISBN : 9780788417153
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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History of the Johnstown flood This book, "History of the Johnstown flood," by Willis Fletcher Johnson, is a replication of a book originally published before 1889. It has been restored by human beings, page by page, so that you may enjoy it in a form as close to the original as possible.

Three Rivers Rising

Three Rivers Rising Book
Author : Jame Richards
Publisher : Ember
Release : 2011-09
ISBN : 0375853693
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

History of the Johnstown Flood

History of the Johnstown Flood Book
Author : Willis Fletcher Johnson
Publisher :
Release : 1889
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"23 Half-tone illustrations from photographs of the flod damage. Levytype Co., Philadelphia."--Hanson Collection catalog, p. 98.

Johnstown Flood

Johnstown Flood Book
Author : David McCullough
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2007-05-31
ISBN : 1416561226
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

The Johnstown Flood 1889

The Johnstown Flood  1889 Book
Author : Daniel Leathers
Publisher : Mitchell Lane
Release : 2020-02-04
ISBN : 1545749574
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

The Day It Rained Forever

The Day It Rained Forever Book
Author : Virginia T. Gross,Ronald Himler
Publisher : Puffin Books
Release : 1993-07-01
ISBN : 9780140345674
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Valley Of Disaster

Valley Of Disaster Book
Author : B. Taylor
Publisher : Perfection Learning
Release : 2002-06
ISBN : 9780789156389
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cover-to-Cover Chapter 2 Books/Natural Disasters

The Johnstown Flood An Up2U Historical Fiction Adventure

The Johnstown Flood  An Up2U Historical Fiction Adventure Book
Author : John and Lisa Mullarkey
Publisher : ABDO
Release : 2014-09-01
ISBN : 1616419679
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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. Calico Chapter Books is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades 2-5.

The Johnstown Flood

The Johnstown Flood Book
Author : Emma Huddleston
Publisher : Engineering Disasters
Release : 2019-12-15
ISBN : 9781532190735
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In 1889, a downpour of rain caused the South Fork Dam to collapse. A huge wave of water rushed into Johnstown, killing thousands of people. The Johnstown Floodexamines the scope of the disaster, its causes, and how people can keep a similar disaster from happening again. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

The Johnstown Girls

The Johnstown Girls Book
Author : Kathleen George
Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Press
Release : 2014-04-01
ISBN : 0822979535
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 later, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporters Ben Bragdon and Nina Collins set out to interview 103-year-old Ellen for Ben’s feature article on the flood. When asked the secret to her longevity, Ellen simply attributes it to “restlessness.” As we see, that restlessness is fueled by Ellen’s innate belief that her twin sister Mary, who went missing in the flood, is somehow still alive. Her story intrigues Ben, but it haunts Nina, who is determined to help Ellen find her missing half. Novelist Kathleen George masterfully blends a history of the Johnstown flood into her heartrending tale of twin sisters who have never known the truth about that fateful day in 1889—a day that would send their lives hurtling down different paths. The Johnstown Girls is a remarkable story of perseverance, hard work, and never giving up hope in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. It’s also a tribute to the determination and indomitable spirit of the people of Johnstown through one hundred years, three generations, and three different floods.

Through the Johnstown Flood

Through the Johnstown Flood Book
Author : David J 1835-1900 Beale
Publisher : Franklin Classics
Release : 2018-10-15
ISBN : 9780343361853
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Ruthless Tide

Ruthless Tide Book
Author : Al Roker
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2018-05-22
ISBN : 0062445529
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“Reads like a nail-biting thriller.” — Library Journal, starred review A gripping new history celebrating the remarkable heroes of the Johnstown Flood—the deadliest flood in U.S. history—from NBC host and legendary weather authority Al Roker Central Pennsylvania, May 31, 1889: After a deluge of rain—nearly a foot in less than twenty-four hours—swelled the Little Conemaugh River, panicked engineers watched helplessly as swiftly rising waters threatened to breach the South Fork dam, built to create a private lake for a fishing and hunting club that counted among its members Andrew Mellon, Henry Clay Frick, and Andrew Carnegie. Though the engineers telegraphed neighboring towns on this last morning in May warning of the impending danger, residents—factory workers and their families—remained in their homes, having grown used to false alarms. At 3:10 P.M., the dam gave way, releasing 20 million tons of water. Gathering speed as it flowed southwest, the deluge wiped out nearly everything in its path and picked up debris—trees, houses, animals—before reaching Johnstown, a vibrant steel town fourteen miles downstream. Traveling 40 miles an hour, with swells as high as 60 feet, the deadly floodwaters razed the mill town—home to 20,000 people—in minutes. The Great Flood, as it would come to be called, remains the deadliest in US history, killing more than 2,200 people and causing $17 million in damage. In Ruthless Tide, Al Roker follows an unforgettable cast of characters whose fates converged because of that tragic day, including John Parke, the engineer whose heroic efforts failed to save the dam; the robber barons whose fancy sport fishing resort was responsible for modifications that weakened the dam; and Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross, who spent five months in Johnstown leading one of the first organized disaster relief efforts in the United States. Weaving together their stories and those of many ordinary citizens whose lives were forever altered by the event, Ruthless Tide is testament to the power of the human spirit in times of tragedy and also a timely warning about the dangers of greed, inequality, neglected infrastructure, and the ferocious, uncontrollable power of nature.

History of the Johnstown Flood

History of the Johnstown Flood Book
Author : Willis Fletcher Johnson
Publisher : [Philadelphia] : Edgewood Publishing Company
Release : 1889
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Johnstown Flood

The Johnstown Flood Book
Author : Herman Dieck
Publisher : Penn State Press
Release : 2010-11-01
ISBN : 0271045396
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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