Johnstown


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Years ago a corps of civil engineers went to take a look at a dam in Pennsylvania that controlled the waters of several streams that flowed down toward a valley Concerned by what they saw; they went to the town just below the dam and reported to its officials.

The dam is unsafe. The people of your town are in danger."

The officials said You're just trying to scare us. The dam is all right. We've heard this before."

That fall, the engineers revisited the dam and came back again, saying, We are warning you. You are in danger every hour."

Again, the people laughed as if to say, "scare us if you can."

In the spring, the engineers again went to the dam, and again they warned the townspeople. Their warning was dismissed.

Fifteen days later, a boy on a horse rode through the valley at a dead run shouting, "Run for your lives! The dam has broken and the water is coming. "

The people only laughed at him, certain he was only trying to scare them. But in a few minutes, a wall of dirty water struck the town, and in less than thirty minutes, Johnstown was in ruins. 2,209 people died.

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