Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Historical Image of the Day

Aftermath of the Johnstown Flood, Pennsylvania, 1889

Arguably America's greatest environmental disaster, the failure of the South Fork Dam 14 miles upstream of Johnstown, Pennsylvania led to the deaths of approximately 2200 people. Typically, the industrial tycoons behind the dam claimed it was an act of God. While it came after heavy rains, human fault caused the dam collapse and ensuing flood.