Johnstown Flood
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 40° 20.822 W 078° 47.037
17T E 688207 N 4468632
Quick Description: The Johnstown Flood occurred on May 31, 1889 and killed 2,209 people. This marker is located on Rockville Rd at Locust St. South Fork, PA.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 9/24/2012 6:25:42 PM
Waymark Code: WMFBJH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Gosffo
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Long Description:
Marker text:

The breast of South Fork Dam which broke the night of May 31, 1889, to cause the historic flood is a short distance away. The remains of the dam can be observed.


More information:

Wikipedia: South Fork Dam (visit link)
Wikipedia: Johnstown Flood (visit link)

Johnstown Flood National Memorial (visit link)
Marker Name: Johnstown Flood

County: Cambria

Date Dedicated: 8/18/1947

Marker Type: Roadside

Location: Rager's Hill Rd. & Rt. 869, near Rt. 219, 1 mile S of South Fork

Category: Environment

Website: [Web Link]

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