Posts Tagged ‘Johnstown Flood’
Published Thursday, February 21st, 2013Photo Courtesy of the Johnstown Area Heritage Association
The Stone Bridge has been a fixture in Johnstown since the late 1800s. This seven-arch bridge was originally built by the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1887. During the Johnstown Flood of 1889, 100,000 tons of debris got caught up in the bridge and caused a massive fire, which killed scores of flood survivors who were trapped in the debris. The bridge survived the flood and its aftermath and is still in use today by the railroad.
Published Friday, November 11th, 2011
Grandview Cemetery was named in 1885 for the “Grand View” of Johnstown that it provides. The history of Grandview has always been tied to the city of Johnstown, both through its tragedies and its triumphant moments. Though perhaps best known for the flood memorial, Grandview Cemetery is also home to several other important historical monuments–these structures represent both the history of our town as well as the history of our country, spanning decades and telling the stories of thousands of lives. (more…)
Published Friday, February 25th, 2011
There are, of course, many sites around Johnstown that commemorate the historic flood of 1889 and one of the most immersive of these is the Path of the Flood Trail. What could be more hands-on than walking or biking the exact path that the waters took as they bounded through our area?