A Boy’s Heroic Deeds

The Collapse of the Johnston Dam. Friday. May 31, 1889.

Located on the south fork of the Little Conemaugh River, 14 miles upstream from the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Johnston Dam contained 20,000 tons of water which equates to about as much water that flows over Niagara Falls in 36 minutes.

It is a day that will long be remembered with horror by the people in the…



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