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Infirmaries run by the Red Cross, Johnstown, PA, 1889.
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Red Cross workers running infirmaries.

Credit: Courtesy of the Johnstown Area Heritage Association, http://www.jaha.org/

The Johnstown Flood was the first big disaster for the newly formed American Red Cross, whowe volunteers were in Johnstown for months running infirmaries, providing housing, and distributing supplies.

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