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  • Johnstown Flood Essay

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    of the Johnstown Flood of May 31st 1889, which provides arguments for why the disaster was both “the work of man” and “a visitation of providence”. However, it is apparent that McCullough believes that man was more responsible than nature/god for the extent of the catastrophe. In McCullough’s opinion, the storm that caused the flood was no more than the inevitable stimulus of the disaster, whereas the deferred maintenance and poor repairs on the dam were the primary reason that Johnstown was devastated

  • Essay on Johnstown Flood Disaster

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    Johnstown Flood May 31, 1889 was a day that brought terror to the small town of Johnstown Pennsylvania. The small town was established in 1794 as a steel town and had a population on 30,000. The cause of the flood actually starts not at the town but 14 upstream at the South Fork Dam were the Little Conemaugh and Stony Creeks rivers meet as you can see in the image below. At this place is Lake Conemaugh, a 3-mile long lake located up against the side of a mountain, 450 feet higher than Johnstown

  • Johnstown Flood

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    Johnstown Flood. Directed by Mark Bussler. Produced by Mark Bussler. Janson Media, 95 mins. The Johnstown flood, of May 31st 1889, is a devastating part of American history that forever changed the lives of thousands of people. Before the destructive flood more than 30,000 people lived in Johnstown and surrounding towns. The main industries of the time were the Pennsylvania Railroad and Cambria Iron Works, who also supplied houses that were often times built just at the edge of the Conemaugh River

  • The Johnstown Flood

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    Response Paper of the Johnstown Flood “Johnstown flood” is a short story written by David McCullough. This story talks about the miraculous survival of a little girl named Gertrude. Gertrude’s sheer luck got her up the hill safely. Of course, with the help of several people she met along the way. I think that this is an extraordinary act of how worked together and some people put his/her life at risk to save a small child that they didn’t even knew. I fell that this is a great example of how

  • Johnstown Quadrangle Essay

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    The Johnstown quadrangle is located in southwest-central Pennsylvania, lying mostly in Cambria County but also small parts of Somerset, Westmoreland, and Indiana counties. Most of the quadrangle includes the valley of Conemaugh River and its tributaries, Little Conemaugh River and Stony Creek, where they run together in the city of Johnstown and its suburbs. The surface rocks of the Johnstown quadrangle are of sedimentary origin – deposited in or by water – and consist of sandstone, shale, limestone

  • The Great Flood Of 1889

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    Also known as the “Great Flood of 1889,” the Johnstown flood occurred when a local man-made dam failed, unleashing millions of gallons of water and causing utter destruction in its wake. On May 31st, 1889,  at around 3:10 p.m., about 14 miles from Johnstown, PA, the South Fork Dam was overcome by several structural shortcomings and  failed. This allowed millions of gallons of water to surge through the Conemaugh Valley, leaving little in its wake (NPS). There were a total of 111 days of rainfall

  • Why Did Johnstown Happen

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    31, 1889, a 35-foot-high wall of water, set loose by days of rain and a failed dam, rushed into the city of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. In its wake, most of the town was destroyed and more than 2,200 lives were lost. The Johnstown Flood was one of the worst natural disasters ever seen in the United States and brought in relief from all over the nation and world. For Clara Barton, the Johnstown Flood disaster was the first test for her newly formed Red Cross. About 3:00 p.m. on May 31, 1889, water had

  • Johnstown Flood Of 1889: A Terrible Natural Disaster

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    The Johnstown Flood of 1889 was a terrible natural disaster. Sixty miles east of Pittsburgh in a valley near the Stony Creek, Alleghany, and Little Conemaugh rivers is where Johnstown is located. It all started on May 28, 1889 when a storm appeared over Nebraska and Kansas. The storm headed east and struck the Johnstown-South Fork area only two days later. The storm caused the worst downpour in this area with six to ten inches of rain in just twenty- four hours. The downpour caused trees to fall

  • Andrew Carnegie And The Gospel Of Wealth

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    Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) was a major American industrialist in the late 19th century and after obtaining substantial wealth from his steel industry, became an advocate for giving back to the less fortunate. Carnegie’s desire to donate to those less fortunate came from past experiences, growing up as an immigrant and working in a cotton factory young. He knew and understood the hardships that people faced when not able to acquire the type of wealth he rose to earn. Through his long life this atypical

  • Case Study Of The Horrible Drug Problem In Johnstown, Pa.

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    The community issue I choose to write about is the horrible drug problem in Johnstown, Pa. Throughout the years the problem is continuing to grow with lives continuing to be lost due to drugs. The community is standing together to fight against the problem and take care of it. Johnstown is in the middle of a horrible drug problem currently with heroine being the main cause of it. They are saying this drug is also causing a spike in crime level with it rising drastically with the level of heroin