06_Road_Scholars_2009_Day_1

06_Road_Scholars_2009_Day_1

About 20 minutes south of Altoona, the Johnstown National Flood Museum -- a National Park site -- recalls the May 31, 1889, disaster caused when the earthen South Fork Dam failed, killing 2,209 people. Remnants of the dam can be seen at the end of a wooden fence; on the hill above is the museum and restored Unger House.

Image: Penn State
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