Johnstown Flood National Memorial
|Johnstown Flood National Memorial|
Dam abutment and Elias Unger's farm
|Location||Croyle Township / Adams Township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Nearest city||Johnstown, Pennsylvania|
|Area||164.12 acres (66.42 ha)|
|Established||August 31, 1964|
|Visitors||111,987 (in 2005)|
|Governing body||National Park Service|
|Website||Johnstown Flood National Memorial|
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, along with the farm of Elias Unger and the clubhouse of the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club which owned the dam and reservoir. The United States Congress authorized the national memorial on August 31, 1964.
- The National Parks: Index 2001–2003. Washington: U.S. Department of the Interior.
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