"No words could describe the irresistible force of that water rushing down upon Johnstown..."

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"No words could describe the irresistible force of that water rushing down upon Johnstown..." - fully 125 feet. "Just think if you can of the...
fully 125 feet. "Just think if you can of the terrific rush of that ocean of water, roarine down the narrow defile, then between the narrow hills hedging in the Conemaugh. No pen, and no words could describe the Irresistible force of that water rushing down upon Johnstown, Johnstown, but a .few miles awav. Johnstown is in a sort of a hollow, between the two rivers, and that lake must nave swept over the city at a acptn oi 4U ieet. it can't De. it is impossible impossible that such an awful thing could happen to a city of 40,000 inhabitants, and if it has, thousands have lost their lives, and men are to blame for it, for warnings nave Deen uttered a tnonsand times, and have received no attention."

Clipped from Pittsburgh Dispatch01 Jun 1889, SatPage 1

Pittsburgh Dispatch (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)01 Jun 1889, SatPage 1
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  • "No words could describe the irresistible force of that water rushing down upon Johnstown..."

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