Disaster at Johnstown the great flood. by Hildegarde Dolson

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Published by Random House in New York .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Pennsylvania,
  • Johnstown

Subjects:

  • Floods -- Pennsylvania -- Johnstown -- Juvenile literature.

Edition Notes

Bibliography : p. [167]-168.

Book details

StatementIllustrated by Joseph Cellini.
GenreJuvenile literature.
SeriesLandmark books,, 100
Classifications
LC ClassificationsF159.J7 D6
The Physical Object
Pagination174 p.
Number of Pages174
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5920716M
LC Control Number64024811
OCLC/WorldCa1368491

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