Smaller towns between Lake Conemaugh and Johnstown

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Smaller towns between Lake Conemaugh and Johnstown - was impending The course of the torrent from...
was impending The course of the torrent from the broken dam at the foot of the lake to Johnstown is almost eighteen miles,' and with the exception exception exception - of lone point the water passed through a narrow V - shaped valley. Four miles below the dam lav the town of South Fork, wherei the south fork empties into the Conemaugh River. The town contained about two thousand inhabitants. . It has not been heard from, but it is said that four - fifths of it has bee swept away, i ,. . Four milea further down on the Conemaugh Conemaugh River, which runs parallel with the main line of the Pennsylvania Railroad, was the town ot Mineral Point It had 600 inhabitants, inhabitants, 90 per cent. - of the houses being on a flat close to the river. It seems impossible impossible at this time to hope that any of them - have escaped. Six miles further down was the town of Conemaugh, and here alone was there a topographical possibility of the spreading the Hood and the breaking of its force. It contained .2,500 inhabitants, and must be almost wholly devastated. Woodvale, with 2,000 people, lay a mile below Conemaugh, in the fiat,, and one mile further down - were Johnstown and its cluster of sister towns Cambria City and Conemanghborough with a total population population of 30.000. On made ground, and ;

Clipped from The Indianapolis News01 Jun 1889, SatPage 1

The Indianapolis News (Indianapolis, Indiana)01 Jun 1889, SatPage 1
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