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Johnstown Flood National Memorial
Location Cambria County, Pennsylvania, USA
Nearest city Pittsburgh, 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 of 1889, caused by a break in the South Fork Dam. Clara Barton successfully led the American Red Cross in its first disaster relief effort. 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.

Johnstown Flood damage

The United States Congress authorized the national memorial on August 31, 1964.

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