SYMHC Classics: The Johnstown Flood


A view of a house after the Johnstown Flood. Public domain

Today's show revisits a 2012 episode from previous hosts Sarah and Deblina. On May 31, 1889, the South Fork dam gave way, sending 20 million tons of water rushing toward Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The water swept up everything in its path, and it only took about 10 minutes to wash away Johnstown. But was nature solely to blame?

Topics in this Podcast: SYMHC Classics