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Overgrown former lakebed, source for catastrophic 1889 flood, to be restored at Johnstown Flood NMem

When it came time to debut the Johnstown Flood National Memorial’s new visitors center in 1989, the National Park Service picked a hillside spot that offered a stunning view of the onetime South Fork dam.

But these days, the view from the center’s picture window offers little more than a peek at western Pennsylvania’s wilds, National Park Service Ranger Doug Bosley said.

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