ST. PATRICK'S DAY MARCH 17, 1936


PHOTO BY RUSSELL HEFFLEY


PHOTO BY HORNICK AND LANGER

Another disaster
Forty-seven years after a flood claimed 2,200 lives, Johnstown was under water again on March 17, 1936. Although only 12 lives would be lost this time, floodwaters triggered by melting snow and ice and a steady rain destroyed 77 buildings and severely damaged 3,000 others. Property loss was put at $50 million. Clockwise from top are downtown Johnstiown, the Franklin Street bridge from Somerset Street, Main Street at Clinton Street and the 500 block of Main Street.

PHOTO BY HORNICK AND LANGER


THE TRIBUNE DEMOCRAT

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