My novel, Prophecy, begins during the Johnstown, Pennsylvania flood of 1889. This flood was an actual historic event that was one of the worst environmental disasters ever to befall the United States, when more than 2,200 people perished.
Please visit the National Park Service’s web site below to learn more about this catastrophe. As stated there: “There was no larger news story in the latter nineteenth century after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.”
Click on this link to visit the National Park Service’s Johnstown flood web site