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[jonz-toun] /ˈdʒɒnzˌtaʊn/
a city in SW Pennsylvania: disastrous flood 1889. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Some of the unfortunates who could not go to the relief trains endeavored to obtain flour from the wrecked stores in Johnstown.

    The Johnstown Horror James Herbert Walker
  • You need not assist in the arrests at Johnstown; that might be painful to you.

    In the Valley Harold Frederic
  • But the daily life of a Johnstown man who is a refugee in his own city is still aimless and wandering.

    The Johnstown Horror James Herbert Walker
  • News then reached us from Johnstown that the dam at South Fork had burst.

    The Johnstown Horror James Herbert Walker
  • East Conemaugh was almost depopulated, and Franklinborough, on the north of Johnstown, was entirely swept away.

    The Johnstown Flood Richard K. Fox
  • The latest news from Johnstown is that but two houses could be seen in the town.

    The Johnstown Horror James Herbert Walker
  • Had it been able to pass through the big stone bridge a portion of Johnstown might have been saved.

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