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Daemon
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Johnstown Flood Kills 2,209 (1889)

When the South Fork Dam near Johnstown, Pennsylvania, collapsed after several days of heavy rains, it sent 20 million tons (18.1 million cubic meters) of water cascading downriver at speeds of 20–40 mph (30–60 km/h). Less than an hour after the breach, a 30-foot (9-m) wall of water smashed into Johnstown, killing more than 2,200 people. The American Red Cross's response was one of its first major disaster relief efforts. Why did some blame the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club for the tragedy? More...
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that could still happen with our intrastucture is being neglected all over the country
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Daemon wrote:
Johnstown Flood Kills 2,209 (1889)

When the South Fork Dam near Johnstown, Pennsylvania, collapsed after several days of heavy rains, it sent 20 million tons (18.1 million cubic meters) of water cascading downriver at speeds of 20–40 mph (30–60 km/h). Less than an hour after the breach, a 30-foot (9-m) wall of water smashed into Johnstown, killing more than 2,200 people. The American Red Cross's response was one of its first major disaster relief efforts. Why did some blame the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club for the tragedy? More...


[size=7"]High above the city, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania built the South Fork Dam between 1838 and 1853, as part of a cross-state canal system, the Main Line of Public Works. Johnstown was the eastern terminus of the Western Division Canal, supplied with water by Lake Conemaugh, the reservoir behind the dam. As railroads superseded canal barge transport, the Commonwealth abandoned the canal and sold to the Pennsylvania Railroad. The dam and lake were part of the purchase, and PRR sold them to private interests.[3]
Henry Clay Frick led a group of speculators, including Benjamin Ruff, from Pittsburgh to purchase the abandoned reservoir, modify it, and convert it into a private resort lake for their wealthy associates. Many were connected through business and social links to Carnegie Steel. Development included lowering the dam to b]make its top wide enough to hold a road, and putting a fish screen in the spillway (the screen also trapped [/b]is) debris. These alterations are thought to have increased the vulnerability of the dam. The members built cottages and a clubhouse to create the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club, an exclusive and private mountain retreat. Membership grew to include more than 50 wealthy Pittsburgh steel, coal, and railroad industrialists."
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Pray The exclusive conceited human animals sell their souls for money like prostitutes of female and male gender. Those "more than 50 wealthy" private criminals should have had the brain to know the consequences of their conceit and pleasure-making at the expense of over two thousand lives of people, and many animal species that nobody even mentions in this report.
[color=blue]We should not allow anyone to lay hands on so much money because they are not worthier nor better than any of us who have not been allowed to have scarcely any money in our hands.
Money should be distributed evenly among people, ... living wages for everyone... at least everyone would be more respectful and caring of each other, and the quality of life would improve greatly for everyone... there would be no homelessness nor superiority of the conceited AA - alcoholics anonymous - atonement mongers, conceited military, conceited drug and alcohol dealers, conceited sex mongers, shameful pornography business, etc - and their SHAMEFUL PRIVATE RESORTS/CLUBHOUSES, HOTELS, LAS VEGAS TRIPS, etc....
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A very tragic mishap. I learned about it through a Bruce Springsteen song.
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The South Fork Fishing & Hunting Club and the South Fork Dam

No other disaster prior to 1900 was so fully described. Writing for the masses, journalists exaggerated, repeated unfounded myths, and denounced the South Fork Club. As coverage of the horror of the event began to recede, the media began to look at the causes of the disaster. Residents of Johnstown, and Americans in general, began to turn their wrath toward the members of the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club. Newspapers all across the country denounced the sportsmen's lake. The Chicago Herald's editorial on the responsibility of the South Fork Club was entitled "Manslaughter or Murder?" On June 9, the Herald carried a cartoon that showed the members of the club drinking champagne on the porch of the clubhouse while, in the valley beneath them, the Flood is destroying Johnstown. In Johnstown, the Tribune resumed publication on June 14. In the first edition following the disaster, the Tribune's editor George Swank placed blame for the disaster clearly on the Club: "We think we know what struck us, and it was not the work of Providence. Our misery is the work of man." A New York Times headline read, " An Engineering Crime - The Dam of Inferior Construction, According to the Experts," A New York World headline on June 7 declared "The Club Is Guilty." However, most news articles did not mention club members by name.

http://www.jaha.org/FloodMuseum/clubanddam.html
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Nature is more then dangerous, sadly humans generally are to stupid to understand this.
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