Originally Posted by Brookfield
At the moment I am watching Sky3, & it is showing old movies of the day in 1889, when the South Fork dam burst in Pennsylvania flooding the town of Johnstown with 200 million tons of water from Lake Conemaugh, killing over 2200 people.
Do any members who live in the area, have grandparents or greatgrandparents who can recall this, or perhaps members have read about about it in libraries?
You sure it was 1889?
My boss used to live in Ebensburg (right near Johnstown) back in the 70's and when he first moved there he talked about the big Johnstown flood. He said things like he had to live in a pop up camper for a while because there was no place to stay. He moved down there for a teaching job.
Or maybe there were 2 big floods down there, I really don't know.
Edit: I just did some research and it was 1977 that it happened again. Not as bad as the first time though. That is the one that my boss was involved in.