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DIECK, Herman "The Johnstown Flood" [c1889]

DIECK, Herman "The Johnstown Flood" [c1889]

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"The Johnstown Flood. A Thriving City of 30,000 Inhabitants and Many Great Industrial Establishments Nearly Wiped from Earth. Many Thousands Drowned or Burned to Death. Property Worth Many Millions of Dollars Destroyed. An Avalanche of Water Sweeps Down the Conemaugh Valley Destroying Everything in its Descent. A Blockade of Wrecks of Houses, Timber, etc., at the Railroad Bridge. Miraculous Escapes and Rescues: Whole Families Annihilated. The Wonderful Benevolance of the American People. Relief Organizations Everywhere. Money, Food, Clothing and Furniture Lavishly Contributed. General Hastings in Command in Johnstown" by Herman Dieck [c1889]. Illustrated with black & white photos and a map. 224pp. Elaborate hand-drawn bookplate on FFEP. Pages toned and several chipped edges. Rear board mildly soiled and edge sunned. Binding solid. Good.

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