Johnstown, PA flood of 1889

wolfmanjoe3

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I noticed the post about the flood in Austin. Johnstown had a similar, disastrous flood in 1889 (and 1936 and 1977...) in which 2,209 people perished. Flood control projects paved the river bed and sides to prevent subsequent floods, but I have to believe that much of the debris washed downstream and hauled out of the destroyed downtown contained a lot of coins and other valuable property. I plan to do some research this winter and see if I can do some digging in the spring...

If I did this right, there should be three pics below.
Cambria-offices.jpg

Cleanup-workers-in-debris.jpg

WoodvaleFloodPic.jpg
 

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I fixed them. In the Future Just attach the pics
 

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