Cambria County Iron Works
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THIS IS A PICTURE AFTER THE 1889 FLOOD RIGHT AFTER THE FLOOD HAD PAST.
The steel industry was a major part
for Johnstown to make their economy.
The steel mill started producing their
products around the 1850's.
People came from all around the
world in order to make money. Since
there were so many people from all
different places, they had to make
different kinds of churches. The only
reason they did this is because there
were so many cultures.
In 1889 the biggest flood came to
Johnstown crushing everything in its
path. But the steel mill didn't get hit
hard and it stood.
Then for the second time it got hit
by the 1936 flood. It was not as strong as
the first, but it still did a lot of
Then for the last time the 1977
flood crashed through Johnstown crushing
things everywhere, but this flood was not
as strong as the other two floods, so there
were not that many casualties to
After the floods the steel industry
didn't slow down from the disasters. It
kept on running for years to come. The
steel mill stopped working around the