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Johnstown flood : the day the dam burst / Mary Gow.

Gow, Mary. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 0766021092(hb.)
  • Physical Description: 48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, 2003.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (page 47) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Dangerous proposition -- The dam in the mountains -- Prepare for the worst -- "The end of the world" -- Relief and recovery -- The future.
Summary, etc.: An account of the great Johnstown, Pennsylvania, flood of 1889, when a dam failed and over two thousand people died, making this one of the worst peacetime disasters in the history of the United States.
Subject: Floods > Pennsylvania > Johnstown > History > 19th century > Juvenile literature.
Johnstown (Cambria County, Pa.) > History > 19th century > Juvenile literature.

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