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"Johnstown, a city of Cambria co, Pa., on the Conemaugh River, and on the Pennsylvania Railroad, at the W. base of the Alleghany Mountains, 39 miles W.S.W. of Altoona, and 78 miles E. by S. of Pittsburg. A branch of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad leads from Rockwood to this city. The city is surrounded by picturesque mountain scenery, and contains, besides other iron industries, the extensive works of the Cambria Iron Company, which give employment to about 8700 men in the manufacture of steel rails and a great variety of other steel products. Johnstown has 2 national banks, a savings-bank, printing-offices which issue 2 daily and 3 weekly newspapers, 16 churches, electric-light plant, electric railway, several tanneries, flour mills, planing-mills, and woollen-mills, also a convent and an academy. Pop. in 1880, 8380; in 1890, 21,805."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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  • News  1889 - May 31 - Johnstown Flood; 2,209 die in Penn
    South Fork Dam burst, town of Johnstown destroyed, over 2000 deaths
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  • 1891 - June 1 – The Johnstown Inclined Plane opens in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
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    June 1, 1891
  • News  1902 - July 10 – The Rolling Mill Mine disaster in Johnstown, PA kills 112 miners.
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    July 10, 1902
  • News  1906 - SEVEN DEAD, TWO INJURED. EXPLOSION IN COAL MINE OF CAMBRIA STEEL CO. MANAGEMENT BELIEVES GAS WAS FIRED BY THE SETTING OFF OF A BLAST.
    Johnstown, Pa., Oct. 25. - An explosion occurred in the Cambria Steel Co.'s coal mine here, in which seven men were killed and two severely... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Johnstown, a city of Cambria oo., Pa., on the Conemaugh River and on the Pennsylvania and the Baltimore and Ohio Rs., at the W. base of the Alleghany ... Read MORE...

  • 1926 - Johnstown
    Johnstown, originally the Indian town of Con-ne-maugh, was founded by Joseph Johns, or Schantz, in 1800. It comprised about 249 acres, embracing a... Read MORE...

  • 1949 - September 15 - WJAC TV channel 6 in Johnstown, PA (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
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  • 1977 - Johnstown floods killed 85
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