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📒Johnstown S Flood Of 1889 ✍ Neil M. Coleman
✏Johnstown s Flood of 1889 Book Summary : Science now reveals the true cause of the dam breach flood that destroyed Johnstown in 1889. The tragic loss of more than 2200 lives was preventable; the initial investigation of the flood was hijacked, delayed, and distorted by powerful members of the industrial elite. This book bridges the gap between history and science, reexamining eyewitness accounts of the flood and historic documents about the investigation, and applying new LiDAR, GPS, and hydraulic studies to solve the mystery – what caused the Great Flood of 1889? The book includes a notable chapter on the “sister” of the South Fork Dam, “The Forgotten Dam” at Hollidaysburg, PA.
✏History of the Great Flood in Johnstown Pa May 31 1889 by Which Over Ten Thousand Lives Were Lost Book Summary :
📒The Johnstown Flood 1889 ✍ Daniel Leathers
✏The Johnstown Flood 1889 Book Summary : 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.
📒Forts Floods And Periglacial Features ✍ Joseph T. Hannibal
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📒The Bosses Club ✍ Richard A. Gregory
✏The Bosses Club Book Summary : The Johnstown Flood is an iconic tragedy in our nation ́s history, like the Chicago Fire, the sinking of the Titanic or the San Francisco earthquake. Many books have been written about the devastating 1889 Johnstown Flood, but few about the period before or after the flood: why did the town develop in such a remote valley and why didn ́t those who livied below the dangerous dam do something about it? My book, "The Bosses Club", answers those questions, but more importantly illuminates often overlooked circumstances that contributed to the origin for the catastrophe, like the Pennsylvania Canal and Pennsylvania Railroad. How their rapid development set the stage and led to the rivaly between Cambria Iron Company and Carnegie to dominate the burgeoning Steel industry.
📒Johnstown Flood ✍ David McCullough
✏Johnstown Flood Book Summary : 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 Tragedy ✍ Mark S Mirza
✏The Johnstown Tragedy Book Summary : Join the angel Hael as he will tell you his story of an incredible tragedy - the Johnstown Flood from 1889. More than 2,209 people died, when a 40-foot wall of water destroyed Johnstown, PA.
📒The Johnstown Flood ✍ David G. McCullough
✏The Johnstown Flood Book Summary : A history of the 1889 flood that killed over 2,000 people in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Based on letters, diaries, historical records, and interviews with survivors.
📒Cambria Iron Company ✍ Sharon A. Brown
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📒Johnstown ✍ Lewis G. Decker
✏Johnstown Book Summary : The County seat of Fulton County is nestled in the foothills of the Adirondacks and the highlands of the Mohawk Valley in upstate New York. Johnstown's founder, Sir William Johnson, built his baronial home here in 1762. Shortly after, he laid out a small settlement, which he named John's Town after his son John. Johnstown has evolved significantly since the late eighteenth century and has left in its historical path many unique features: the Battle of Johnstown, one of the last battles of the American Revolution, was fought here in 1781, and the famous suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born here. Johnstown is known for having the oldest existing courthouse in the state, which is one of the oldest in the nation that is still being used as a courthouse today. Johnstown has been home to renowned politicians, artists, entertainers, as well as a naval hero and congressman who became one of the first commanders of Old Iron Sides in Boston Harbor.