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Johnstown Flood National Memorial

  • Vicinity: Jct of US 219 and PA 869
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Structure

The Dam is Becoming Dangerous and May Possibly Go!

The South Fork dam failed on Friday, May 31, 1889 and unleashed 20000000 tons of water that devastated Johnstown, PA. The flood killed 2209 people but it brought the nation and the world together to aid the Johnstown sufferers. The story of the Johnstown Flood reminds us all, "...that we must leave nothing undone for the preservation and protection of our brother men."



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event

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Particulars for Johnstown Flood National Memorial:
Criteria Consideration Commemorative property
Owner Federal
Disaster Flood
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance National
Sight Category Structure
Historic Use Water Works

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 66000656
Resource Type:
Owner: Federal
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: No style listed
Nominator Name: National Memorial
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Other
Applicable Criteria: Event
Criteria Consideration: Commemorative property
Period of Significance: 1875-1899
Significant Year: 1889
Historic Function: Industry, processing, extraction
Historic Sub-Function: Water works
Current Function: Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Museum

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