Weber Reads: Water, Book Discussion: The Johnstown Flood, Pleasant Valley Branch

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event type: 
Books & Authors
Weber Reads
Target audience: 
Adults

The Johnstown Flood, by David McCullough

In the 1800’s when Johnstown, Pennsylvania was at the height of coal and steel production, a lake dammed above town by wealthy industrialists burst, resulting in a flood killing more than 2000 people.  This historical tragedy is a timely reminder of our nation’s crumbling infrastructure and the imperative to manage our natural resources.

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