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Johnstown Flood National Memorial commemorates the 2,209 people who died in the Johnstown Floodmarker of 1889, caused by a break in the South Fork Dammarker. Clara Barton successfully led the American Red Cross in its first disaster relief effort. The memorial is located at 733 Lake Road near South Fork, Pennsylvaniamarker, about 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Johnstownmarker. The memorial preserves the remains of the dam and portions of the former Lake Conemaughmarker bed.

Johnstown Flood damage
The United States Congress authorized the national memorial on August 31, 1964.

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