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Johnstown

[jonz-toun] /ˈdʒɒnzˌtaʊn/
noun
1.
a city in SW Pennsylvania: disastrous flood 1889.
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  • You need not assist in the arrests at Johnstown; that might be painful to you.

    In the Valley Harold Frederic
  • I was wanted at Johnstown by Sheriff Frey, on some matter which would not wait for the morrow.

    In the Valley Harold Frederic
  • But the people of Johnstown had so much to do with death that they think about nothing else.

    The Johnstown Horror James Herbert Walker
  • Guards were placed at the Johnstown stations and all the morgues.

    The Johnstown Horror James Herbert Walker
  • The newspapers of Johnstown came out of the flood fairly well.

    The Johnstown Horror James Herbert Walker
  • Johnstown, when rebuilt, will be a city of many widowers and few children.

    The Johnstown Horror James Herbert Walker
  • The disaster overtook Johnstown about six o'clock last evening.

    The Johnstown Horror James Herbert Walker

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