ASCE’s investigation of the disaster begins. Events from 1889 in the U.S. and the world are described. Members of the South Fork Fishing & Hunting Club, including Andrew Carnegie and Robert Pitcairn, see their legacies and reputations at risk in the public outcry.
“…Power always Sincerely, conscientiously…believes itself Right. Power always thinks it has a great Soul, and vast Views, beyond the Comprehension of the Weak…Power must never be trusted without a Check.”
—John Adams, letter to Jefferson, Feb. 2, 1816
KeywordsJohnstown flood 1889 Andrew Carnegie Robert Pitcairn South Fork Neil Coleman ASCE Dam Little Conemaugh
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