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How to Use the Images

 

Inquiry Question

Historical Context

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1 & 2

Photo 6

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Visual Evidence


Photo 3: Debris at the stone bridge.
[Photo 3] with link to higher quality photo.
(National Park Service)

Photo 4: Rescue workers searching
for survivors and bodies.
[Photo 4] with link to higher quality photo.
(National Park Service)

Photo 5: Locomotives from the
East Conemaugh trainyard.
[Photo 5] with link to higher quality photo.
(National Park Service)

Questions for Photos 3, 4, & 5

1. Do these images help you to understand the impact of the flood? If so, how?

2. Why did so much debris collect at the stone bridge? Why did so many deaths occur there?

3. What would have been some of the challenges faced by rescue workers?

* The photos on this screen have a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a high quality version of Photo 3, Photo 4, and Photo 5, but be aware that each file will take as much as 35 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.

 

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