The Johnstown Flood of 1889 was a disaster of epic proportions. When the dam broke, the ensuing flood destroyed towns, washing away thousands of families and their homes and businesses. Trains were blasted from the tracks and buried, entire towns and the ground beneath them scoured clean and dark pits filled with human bodies.
It was a disaster that rocked the world. This narrative was written in the days immediately after the disaster and relates eyewitness accounts and amazing stories of survival as well as detailing the huge disaster relief work in the aftermath.