- a city in SW Pennsylvania: disastrous flood 1889.
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Examples from the Web for johnstown
In Johnstown, Pa., Jason Deaver and his fiancée arrived at their polling station wearing Veterans for Obama T-shirts.Across America, Voters Are Finding It’s Not So Easy to Cast a Ballot
November 6, 2012
His other acclaimed books are 1776, Brave Companions, The Great Bridge, and The Johnstown Flood.The Scandal of Madame X
May 22, 2011
In Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Democrats beat Republicans by double digits in the only special election held last night.Throw the Bums Out!
May 19, 2010
I was wanted at Johnstown by Sheriff Frey, on some matter which would not wait for the morrow.
You need not assist in the arrests at Johnstown; that might be painful to you.
The bridge at Johnstown proved too stanch for the fury of the water.
But the people of Johnstown had so much to do with death that they think about nothing else.
The newspapers of Johnstown came out of the flood fairly well.