The Johnstown Flood


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: 19th century, American history, The Most Requested Episodes We Already Have, disasters, floods, U.S. history