Shirley Donnelly was a local (Fayette County, WV) historian. He wrote a column for the Beckley Post-Herald covering a wide range of topics (not just local). He wrote about my great uncle once, I hope to have a lengthy blog about both the article and the notorious uncle. I thought it would be fun to find his original newspaper clippings and share them.
I found one clipping on the Johnstown PA Flood. As I am just returning from Johnstown and having visited the site, I thought that it would be an interesting post. I hope to write more about Johnstown and the National Parks locations (of Western PA) in upcoming blogs. For now, I hope you enjoy Mr. Donnelly’s article.
Beckley Post-Herald / (Beckley, West Virginia) / 31 May 1967, Wed / Page 4
Johnstown Suffered Worst US Flood (below is now it appeared in the book)
Today there is a National Memorial dedicated to that incident and the people who came together to help. A link to that NPS site can be found here: Johnstown Flood National Memorial, Pennsylvania
A timeline of events is offered on the Johnstown Flood Museum page here: An overview of the 1889 tragedy
A documentary on the event can be found on YouTube: