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Johnstown, Pennsylvania, famed for flood and disaster, is shown here in over 200 rare images, many publsihed here for the first time. In this photographic history of Johnstown, readers will enjoy more than two hundred rare images, many published here for the first time, from the collections of historical organizations and private individuals. After enduring three devastating floods, residents have adopted the phrase "This town won't die" as a testament to their gritty determination to survive and to be seen as more than flood victims. Johnstown records the true American Dream: the faces of immigrants building their lives in a new country; the expansive golden age of American industrial growth in the steel, mining, and railroad industries; a community's iron will in the face of destruction; and a snapshot of human bonds through love for family and nation, as well as an inherent faith.
ISBN: 9780738534930
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Father-daughter authors R. Dean Jobe and Lyndee Jobe Henderson offer perspectives from two generations. Jobe is a fifty-year Johnstown resident and worked at Bethlehem Steel's general office for nearly thirty years. Henderson, a Johnstown native, graduated from Johnstown High School and attended the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown before earning a degree from Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania.
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