Tintype of the Lake Hotel, So. Fork, Pa. This area was adjacent to Sidman, where the 1889 Johnstown Flood began.

Tintype of the Lake Hotel, So. Fork, Pa. This area was adjacent to Sidman, where the 1889 Johnstown Flood began.

History of the Johnstown Flood. http://www.jaha.org/FloodMuseum/history.html

History of the Johnstown Flood. http://www.jaha.org/FloodMuseum/history.html

MAY 31, 1889:  The Johnstown Flood.  Johnstown, PA was destroyed when the South Fork Dam on Lake Conemaugh broke. The official death toll was 2, 209. Image: Johnstown from   History of the Johnstown Flood

MAY 31, 1889: The Johnstown Flood. Johnstown, PA was destroyed when the South Fork Dam on Lake Conemaugh broke. The official death toll was 2, 209. Image: Johnstown from History of the Johnstown Flood

The Johnstown Flood – 27 Rare Photographs of the Great Flood of 1889 Which Killed Over 2,000 People in Minutes

The Johnstown Flood – 27 Rare Photographs of the Great Flood of 1889 Which Killed Over 2,000 People in Minutes

The Johnstown Flood, 1889.  Scene of the fire at the Stone Bridge

The Johnstown Flood, 1889. Scene of the fire at the Stone Bridge

Ruthless Tide : The Tragic Epic of the Johnstown Flood (Hardcover) (Al Roker)

Ruthless Tide : The Tragic Epic of the Johnstown Flood (Hardcover) (Al Roker)

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