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Local Resident Recalls: Little Girl Rides Attic Floor To Safety While Family Perishes In Johnstown Flood

Note: This article originally appeared in the Morrisons Cove Herald June 10, 1948, edition on Page 1. It was transcribed by Lugene Shelly.

Fifty-nine years ago last week, two simple words which contain one of America’s most gripping stories of horror and tragedy, first cast their spell on sympathetic minds.

As verification of their impact, the same words were featured this week in newspapers across the nation and crowded out of the day’s events on national news broadcasts.

To one resident of Morrisons Cove they were an especially bitter reminder:

Mrs. Harry Coons of Martinsburg was the sole su...


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