Johnstown Flood National Memorial

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Johnstown Flood National Memorial
Map showing the location of Johnstown Flood National Memorial
Map showing the location of Johnstown Flood National Memorial
Location Croyle Township / Adams Township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, USA
Nearest city Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°20′44″N 78°46′43″W / 40.34556°N 78.77861°W / 40.34556; -78.77861Coordinates: 40°20′44″N 78°46′43″W / 40.34556°N 78.77861°W / 40.34556; -78.77861
Area 164.12 acres (66.42 ha)[1]
Established August 31, 1964
Visitors 111,987 (in 2005)
Governing body National Park Service

Johnstown Flood National Memorial commemorates the approximately 2,200 people who died in the Johnstown Flood on May 31, 1889, caused by a break in the South Fork Dam, an earthen structure. The memorial is located at 733 Lake Road near South Fork, Pennsylvania, about 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Johnstown. The memorial preserves the remains of the dam and portions of the former Lake Conemaugh bed. The United States Congress authorized the national memorial on August 31, 1964.

Johnstown Flood damage.
Collapsed wall of South Fork Dam today.
The Unger house above the dam.

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