Johnstown, Pennsylvania

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  • 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 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

  • 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

  • The Hidden Treasure Of History

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    word porter meaning “to carry” and Noah Webster defines Portage as “carrying something overland from one body of water to another” (Portage Centennial Book Committee, 1990, p.3-4). The Allegheny Portage railroad would later be added onto the great Pennsylvania railroad that would serve throughout the whole state. So, first came the railroad and then because of the railroad, the growth of this new town began. Because of the railroad being built on this land that was all dense woodland and the steam engines

  • Historical Landmarks Of The United States

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    Throughout the United States of America many historical landmarks are important to teach, show, and preserve history. In Pennsylvania, many of these landmarks come from a time in which the small nation was just starting. Many similarities of these different site coincide to make up the history of our nation, while the portrayal at these sites differ from time to time. National and State Historical sites are important to show the history of our great nation in a personal connection. A National Historic

  • The Student Housing Market Is A Mainstream Investment Category

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    5/18/2015 HU Housing HU Student housing report Authored by: DHAVAL Table of Contents Executive Summary 2 Introduction 3 Body 4 Conclusion and Recommendations 5 Bibliography 6 Executive Summary Over the past decade, the student housing market has started to emerge as a mainstream investment category, attracting significant interest from investor developers and private operators. So as on market HU also decided to give student accommodation at list for first and second year students

  • Large Events Of Philadelphia

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    Liabilities of Large Events Philadelphia consistently ranks among one of the most popular cities in the United States, both in terms of visitation and in terms of global recognition. This ranking is driven by prominent events in the past, and 2016 will be no different. Events such as the papal visit and the democratic nomination convention will inevitably influence Philadelphia’s economy, and it has long been an accepted notion that these events cause a positive impact. However, recent studies have

  • Milton Hershey And The Hershey Company

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    and treats to people all over the world. A man named Milton Hershey had a dream to establish a candy company. His first two candy companies had failed, but he never gave up. He started the Hershey Company in 1894 and is located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Since then, it has spread all over the world and became one of the biggest manufacturers of candies in the world. Milton Hershey, the founder of The Hershey Company, was born September 13, 1857, and his parents were Henry Hershey and Fanny Snavely

  • Milton Hershey And The Hershey Company

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    The Hershey Company is a candy company that makes hundreds of candies. They are one of the biggest manufacturers of candy in the world. It was started by a man named Milton Hershey in 1894. The company is located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and has spread all over the world. Hershey chocolate is a mouthwatering milk chocolate that is affordable for all. Milton Hershey, the founder of The Hershey Company, was born September 13, 1857, and his parents were Henry Hershey and Fanny Snavely. At the age

  • Settling The Northern Colonies : Big Picture Themes

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    Colonies emerged as the literal crossroads of the north and south. They held the stereotypical qualities of both regions: agricultural and industrial. And they were unique in that (a) New York was born of Dutch heritage rather than English, and (b) Pennsylvania thrived more than any other colony due to its freedoms and tolerance. IDENTIFICATIONS: Chapter #3: Settling the Northern Colonies (pages 43 – 65) Anne Hutchinson- Puritan spiritual leader who following a religious disagreement was banished for

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