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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Extra Credit: The Johnstown Flood

As we examine Captains of Industry, the Gilded Age, and urbanization, it reminded me of the Johnstown Flood. Taking place in Western Pennsylvania in 1889, this natural disaster incorporated all 3 of the above topics.  Listen to the Stuff You Missed in History Class podcast on the flood.  It was of particular interest to me, because my brother went to college near the source of the flooding, and the flood control structures give Johnstown, PA an interesting set-up.

When you're done listening, complete the Response and Reflection form to earn some extra credit.  This must be completed by the Unit 10 Test.

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