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South Fork in Cambria County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Johnstown Flood

 
 
Johnstown Flood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, September 24, 2012
1. Johnstown Flood Marker
Inscription. The breast of South Fork Dam which broke the night of May 31, 1889, to cause the historic flood is a short distance away. The remains of the dam can be observed.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 20.822′ N, 78° 47.037′ W. Marker is in South Fork, Pennsylvania, in Cambria County. Marker is at the intersection of Ragers Hill Road and Locust Street on Ragers Hill Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: South Fork PA 15956, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The South Fork Dam (approx. half a mile away); The Dam Melts Away (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lake Conemaugh (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Unger House (approx. 0.7 miles away); May 31, 1889 (approx. 0.7 miles away); American Legion Post 551 Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Saint Michael World War II Honor Roll (approx. 1.5 miles away); Sgt Michael Strank (approx. 5.3 miles away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Johnstown Flood National Memorial
Johnstown Flood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, September 24, 2012
2. Johnstown Flood Marker
. (Submitted on October 18, 2012, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. Johnstown Flood. Wikipedia (Submitted on October 18, 2012, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. Disasters
 
Site of Lake Conemaugh and the South Fork Dam. image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, September 24, 2012
3. Site of Lake Conemaugh and the South Fork Dam.
The remains of the dam are on the right edged of the photograph. This photograph was taken at the Johnstown Flood National Memorial (N40 20.995 W78 46.269)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 616 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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