Sunday, September 12, 2010

Grandview Cemetery


The Grandview Cemetery's historical significance comes from the Johnstown Flood of 1889. Many of the 2,209 people who lost their lives in the flood are buried here. This day marked the most US civilian deaths in a single day before 9/11 and whole families were lost. The Unknown Plot contains the bodies of 777 unidentifiable flood victims. There is a monument on each grave. A memorial to Revolutionary War soldiers whose graves were destroyed in the flood is also here.

6 comments:

Char said...

You've done a lovely job scrapping a very tragic occurrance! The photos as usual are fantastic!

Cheryl said...

Wonderful tribute.

Debbie said...

You always have the best pictures Cindy! Wonderful layout for a sad event in time.

Char said...

Cindy, I've left you some love on my blog if you'd like to pick it up!

Darien said...

Fist, I want to Thank you for all the information I dint know about this Tragedy. 2ND, You did a Beautiful tribute! I love the photos!!!! Amazing!!!

Darlene S. said...

I love how you scrap about places.. I have yet to do a layout about a place versus an event. I think this kind of layout would be fun to see and remember years from now.