On May 31, 1889, the South Fork Dam gave way and 20 million tons of water moved with the speed of the Mississippi towards the town of Johnstown. The flood claimed the lives of over 2,200 people—including 99 entire families. The flood had a huge impact on how future disaster relief was conducted and the disaster's aftermath changed how the American legal system dealt with liability.
This circular patch presents an aerial view of the moment the South Fork Damn broke and the contents of Lake Conemaugh rushed towards Johnstown. The central image is surrounded by a golden yellow border, while black Lettering spells the name of the memorial.
Remember one of America's deadliest natural disasters and honor those that rebuilt and those that came to their aid—like Red Cross founder Clara Barton—with this detailed embroidered patch. It looks great on any jacket or in a collection.
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