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The Johnstown flood which claimed the lives of 2,200

May 31, 1899 Johnstown, Pennsylvania A flood destroys the town of Johnstown, killing over 2,200 and causing extensive damage to property The flood was caused by days of heavy rainfall which the South Fork Dam was no longer able to contain. Engineers near the dam attempted to dig ditches to relieve some pressure but were… Continue reading The Johnstown flood which claimed the lives of 2,200