On May 31, 1889, the South Fork Dam failed and emptied millions of tons of water into the Conemaugh Valley, killing 2209 people in Johnstown, PA and nearby areas.
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Some survivors were housed in "Oklahoma" houses, one of the first kind of temporary prefabricated homes ever made. Others lived in Red Cross "hotels."