Map of Johnstown, Conemaugh, and Cambria City, 1889.
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Map showing 1889 flood path from South Fork to Johnstown.

Credit: Courtesy of the Johnstown Area Heritage Association,

This 1889 map of Johnstown and Cambria shows the convergence of rail and water shipping routes that made this such an ideal location for iron and steel manufacturing. It also shows the devastating route of the famous "Johnstown Flood" which swept down the Conemaugh Valley in 1889 and killed more than 2,000.

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