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The flood gates of johnstown

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This is Featured Cache #12 of the Greater Johnstown/Cambria County Geotrail, which highlights the scenic and historic amenities of the area. Be sure to collect and record the Geotrail Code Word from in (or near, in the case of micros) the cache to your official Geotrail Passport, which can be obtained from the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. A map and list of all caches featured in the Geotrail can be found at Map Link or they can be bulk downloaded from the bookmark list.
The Johnstown Flood of 1889 was stopped in its tracks by one thing. Ironically enough, it's something that was in that flood -- stone(s). The old stone bridge for the railroad held back 90% of the flood's fury, saving many downstream. This cache will take you to the site where undoubtedly many have seen photos and movies depicting this awful event.

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