Johnstown

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geographical name Johns·town \ˈjänz-ˌtau̇n\

Definition of Johnstown

  1. city on the Conemaugh River east of Pittsburgh in southwest central Pennsylvania population 20,978 Johnstown was the site of a catastrophic flood in 1889 when an earthen dam upstream gave way after heavy rain, releasing a wall of water that inundated the city and killed 2209 people.


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