Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Overview
Johnstown is a city in Cambria County
Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Cambria County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It comprises the Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2010, the population was 143,679....

, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is a U.S. state that is located in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. The state borders Delaware and Maryland to the south, West Virginia to the southwest, Ohio to the west, New York and Ontario, Canada, to the north, and New Jersey to...

, United States
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, 41 miles (66 km) west-southwest of Altoona, Pennsylvania
Altoona, Pennsylvania
-History:A major railroad town, Altoona was founded by the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1849 as the site for a shop complex. Altoona was incorporated as a borough on February 6, 1854, and as a city under legislation approved on April 3, 1867, and February 8, 1868...

 and 70 miles (112.7 km) east of Pittsburgh. The population was 20,978 at the 2010 census. It is the principal city of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Cambria County
Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Cambria County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It comprises the Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2010, the population was 143,679....

. As of the 2010 census, the Metropolitan Statistical Area had a population of 143,679 which makes it one of the top 10 in the state.
Johnstown, settled in 1770, is perhaps most famous for its three major floods
Flood
A flood is an overflow of an expanse of water that submerges land. The EU Floods directive defines a flood as a temporary covering by water of land not normally covered by water...

.
Encyclopedia
Johnstown is a city in Cambria County
Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Cambria County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It comprises the Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2010, the population was 143,679....

, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is a U.S. state that is located in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. The state borders Delaware and Maryland to the south, West Virginia to the southwest, Ohio to the west, New York and Ontario, Canada, to the north, and New Jersey to...

, United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

, 41 miles (66 km) west-southwest of Altoona, Pennsylvania
Altoona, Pennsylvania
-History:A major railroad town, Altoona was founded by the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1849 as the site for a shop complex. Altoona was incorporated as a borough on February 6, 1854, and as a city under legislation approved on April 3, 1867, and February 8, 1868...

 and 70 miles (112.7 km) east of Pittsburgh. The population was 20,978 at the 2010 census. It is the principal city of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Cambria County
Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Cambria County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It comprises the Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2010, the population was 143,679....

. As of the 2010 census, the Metropolitan Statistical Area had a population of 143,679 which makes it one of the top 10 in the state.

History

Johnstown, settled in 1770, is perhaps most famous for its three major floods
Flood
A flood is an overflow of an expanse of water that submerges land. The EU Floods directive defines a flood as a temporary covering by water of land not normally covered by water...

. The "Great Flood"
Johnstown Flood
The Johnstown Flood occurred on May 31, 1889. It was the result of the catastrophic failure of the South Fork Dam situated upstream of the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA, made worse by several days of extremely heavy rainfall...

 of May 31, 1889 occurred after the South Fork Dam
South Fork Dam
The South Fork Dam was located on Lake Conemaugh, an artificial body of water located near South Fork, Pennsylvania, United States. On May 31, 1889, the South Fork Dam failed catastrophically and 20 million tons of water from Lake Conemaugh burst through and raced 14 miles downstream, causing the...

 collapsed 14.1 miles (22.7 km) upstream from the city during heavy rain
Rain
Rain is liquid precipitation, as opposed to non-liquid kinds of precipitation such as snow, hail and sleet. Rain requires the presence of a thick layer of the atmosphere to have temperatures above the melting point of water near and above the Earth's surface...

s. At least 2,209 people died as a result of the flood and subsequent fire
Fire
Fire is the rapid oxidation of a material in the chemical process of combustion, releasing heat, light, and various reaction products. Slower oxidative processes like rusting or digestion are not included by this definition....

 that raged through the debris. Other major floods occurred in 1936 and 1977. Despite a pledge by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to make the city flood free, and subsequent work to do so, another major flood occurred in 1977. The 1977 flood - in what was to have been a "flood free" city - may have contributed to Johnstown's subsequent population decline and inability to attract new residents and businesses.

1800s

Johnstown was formally organized as a town in 1800 by the Swiss
Switzerland
Switzerland name of one of the Swiss cantons. ; ; ; or ), in its full name the Swiss Confederation , is a federal republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities. The country is situated in Western Europe,Or Central Europe depending on the definition....

 German
Ethnic German
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 immigrant Joseph Johns (né Josef Schantz). The settlement was initially known as Schantzstadt, but was soon anglicized to Johnstown. From 1834 to 1854, the city was a port and key transfer point along the Pennsylvania Main Line Canal. Johnstown was at the head of the canal's western branch, with canal boats having been transported over the mountains via the Allegheny Portage Railroad
Allegheny Portage Railroad
The Allegheny Portage Railroad was the first railroad constructed through the Allegheny Mountains in central Pennsylvania, United States. It was a series of 10 inclines, approximately long, and operated from 1834 to 1854...

 and refloated here, to continue the trip by water to Pittsburgh and the Ohio Valley. Perhaps the most famous passenger via the canal to visit Johnstown briefly was Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens
Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian period. Dickens enjoyed a wider popularity and fame than had any previous author during his lifetime, and he remains popular, having been responsible for some of English literature's most iconic...

 in 1842. By 1854, canal transport became redundant with the completion of the Pennsylvania Railroad, which now spanned the state. With the coming of the railroads, the city’s growth did not miss a beat; in fact, the tempo was stepped up. Johnstown became a stop on the main line of the Pennsylvania Railroad and was connected with the Baltimore & Ohio. The railroads provided large-scale development of the region’s mineral wealth.

Iron
Iron
Iron is a chemical element with the symbol Fe and atomic number 26. It is a metal in the first transition series. It is the most common element forming the planet Earth as a whole, forming much of Earth's outer and inner core. It is the fourth most common element in the Earth's crust...

, coal
Coal
Coal is a combustible black or brownish-black sedimentary rock usually occurring in rock strata in layers or veins called coal beds or coal seams. The harder forms, such as anthracite coal, can be regarded as metamorphic rock because of later exposure to elevated temperature and pressure...

, and steel
Steel
Steel is an alloy that consists mostly of iron and has a carbon content between 0.2% and 2.1% by weight, depending on the grade. Carbon is the most common alloying material for iron, but various other alloying elements are used, such as manganese, chromium, vanadium, and tungsten...

 quickly became central to the town of Johnstown. By 1860, the Cambria Iron Company
Cambria Iron Company
Cambria Iron Company is a National Historic Landmark located in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The company was founded in 1852 and made many important contributions to the iron and steel industry...

 of Johnstown was the leading steel producer in the United States, outproducing steel giants Pittsburgh and Cleveland. Through the second half of the 19th century, Johnstown made much of the nation's barbed wire
Barbed wire
Barbed wire, also known as barb wire , is a type of fencing wire constructed with sharp edges or points arranged at intervals along the strand. It is used to construct inexpensive fences and is used atop walls surrounding secured property...

. Johnstown prospered from skyrocketing demand in the western United States for barbed wire. Twenty years after its founding, the Cambria Works was a huge enterprise sprawling over 60 acres (242,811.6 m²) in Johnstown and employing 7,000. It owned 40000 acres (161.9 km²) of valuable mineral lands in a region with a ready supply of iron, coal and limestone.

Floods were almost a yearly event in the valley during the 1880s. On the afternoon of May 30, 1889, following a quiet Memorial Day ceremony and a parade, it began raining in the valley. The next day water filled the streets and rumors began stating that a dam holding an artificial lake in the mountains to the northeast might give way. The dam gave way and an estimated 20 million tons of water began spilling into the winding gorge that led to Johnstown some 14 miles (22.5 km) away. The destruction in Johnstown occurred in only about 10 minutes. What had been a thriving steel town with homes, churches, saloons, a library, a railroad station, electric street lights, a roller-skating rink, and two opera houses was buried under mud and debris. At least 2,209 people are known to have perished in the disaster. An infamous site of a major fire during the flood was the old stone Pennsylvania Railroad bridge located where the Stonycreek and Little Conemaugh Rivers form the Conemaugh River. The bridge still stands today.

The Johnstown Flood
Johnstown Flood
The Johnstown Flood occurred on May 31, 1889. It was the result of the catastrophic failure of the South Fork Dam situated upstream of the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA, made worse by several days of extremely heavy rainfall...

 established the American Red Cross as the pre-eminent emergency relief organization in the United States. Founder Clara Barton
Clara Barton
Clarissa Harlowe "Clara" Barton was a pioneer American teacher, patent clerk, nurse, and humanitarian. She is best remembered for organizing the American Red Cross.-Youth, education, and family nursing:...

, then 67, came to Johnstown with 50 doctors and nurses and set up tent hospitals as well as temporary "hotels" for the homeless, and stayed on for five months to coordinate relief efforts.

The mills were back in operation within a month. The Cambria Works grew, and Johnstown became more prosperous than ever. The disaster had not destroyed the community but strengthened it. Later generations would draw on lessons learned in 1889.

1900s

Johnstown was a remarkably prosperous hard-working city during the inter-war years. In the early 20th century, the population reached 75,000 people. Its public transportation was considered one of the best of any small city in the United States. The city's first commercial radio station, WJAC, began broadcasts in 1925. The downtown boasted at least five major department stores, including Glosser Brothers, which in the 1950s gave birth to the Gee Bee
Gee Bee Department Stores
Gee Bee Department Stores began in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, United States, in 1906 when the Glosser brothers opened a small one-room shop in the Franklin Building. The chain branched out in the 1960s with the opening of the suburban Gee Bee discount stores. Most of the stores, including the...

 chain of department stores. However, the St. Patrick's Day 1936 Flood combined with the gnawing effects of the Great Depression
Great Depression
The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression in the decade preceding World War II. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations, but in most countries it started in about 1929 and lasted until the late 1930s or early 1940s...

 left Johnstown struggling again, but only temporarily. Johnstown’s citizens mobilized to achieve a permanent solution to the flooding problem and wrote to President Franklin Roosevelt pleading for Federal aid. Starting in August 1938, continuing for the next five years, the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers gouged widened, deepened, and realigned 9.2 miles (14.8 km) of channel in the city, and encased the river banks in concrete and reinforced steel. In a campaign organized by the Chamber of Commerce, thousands of Johnstown’s citizens wrote to friends and relatives across the country hoping to bring new business to the town. Professional hockey would find a home in Johnstown, starting in 1941 with the Johnstown Blue Birds
Johnstown Blue Birds
The Johnstown Blue Birds were a professional ice hockey team from Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The Blue Birds played one season in the former Eastern Hockey League before folding after the 1941-42 season.-Shaffer Ice Palace:...

 for one season and returning in 1950 with the Johnstown Jets
Johnstown Jets
The Johnstown Jets were a professional ice hockey team from Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The Jets were founded in the Eastern Amateur Hockey League for the 1950–51 season, playing at the newly constructed Cambria County War Memorial Arena...

. The Jets later hosted an exhibition game against Maurice Richard
Maurice Richard
Joseph Henri Maurice "the Rocket" Richard, Sr., was a French-Canadian professional ice hockey player who played for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League from 1942 to 1960. The "Rocket" was the most prolific goal-scorer of his era, the first to achieve the feat of 50 goals in 50...

 and the Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
The Montreal Canadiens are a professional ice hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. They are members of the Northeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League . The club is officially known as ...

 on November 20, 1951. The memory of floods was virtually purged from the community’s consciousness. Newcomers to the town heard little about the tragic past. Johnstown proclaimed itself "flood-free," a feeling reinforced when Johnstown was virtually the only riverside city in Pennsylvania not to flood during Hurricane Agnes
Hurricane Agnes
Hurricane Agnes was the first tropical storm and first hurricane of the 1972 Atlantic hurricane season. A rare June hurricane, it made landfall on the Florida Panhandle before moving northeastward and ravaging the Mid-Atlantic region as a tropical storm...

 in 1972.

The immediate post-WWII years mark Johnstown's peak as a steel
Steel
Steel is an alloy that consists mostly of iron and has a carbon content between 0.2% and 2.1% by weight, depending on the grade. Carbon is the most common alloying material for iron, but various other alloying elements are used, such as manganese, chromium, vanadium, and tungsten...

 maker and fabricator. At its peak, steel provided Johnstowners with more than 13,000 full-time, well-paying jobs. However, increased domestic and foreign competition, coupled with Johnstown's relative distance from its primary iron ore source in the western Great Lakes
Great Lakes
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, led to a steady decline in profitability. New capital investment waned. Johnstown's mountainous terrain, and the resulting poor layout for the mills' physical plant strung along 11 miles (17.7 km) of river bottom lands, compounded the problem.

New regulations ordered by the EPA in the 1970s also hit Johnstown with its aging plant especially hard. A community with a lesser tradition might have reacted with despair. Instead, with encouragement from the steel company, the city fathers organized an association called Johnstown Area Regional Industries (JARI) and, within a year, raised $3 million for industrial development in the area. Bethlehem Steel, which was the major contributor to the fund, committed itself to bringing new steelmaking technologies to Johnstown because they were impressed by the city’s own efforts to diversify.

Extensive damage from the 1977 flood was heavy and there was talk of the company pulling out. Again, the city won a reprieve from the company’s top management, which had always regarded the Johnstown works with special affection because of its history and reputation. As the increasing amount of federal environmental regulations became more difficult to comply with and the issues with the aging manufacturing facilities, in 1982, steel companies began closing down plants all over the country, it looked as if Johnstown had exhausted its appeals. By the early 1990s, Johnstown abandoned most of its steel production, although some limited fabrication work continues.

2000s

In 2003, U.S. Census
Census
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 data showed that Johnstown was the least likely city in the United States to attract newcomers; however, what were previously relatively weak opportunities provided by the local manufacturing
Manufacturing
Manufacturing is the use of machines, tools and labor to produce goods for use or sale. The term may refer to a range of human activity, from handicraft to high tech, but is most commonly applied to industrial production, in which raw materials are transformed into finished goods on a large scale...

 and service economies have more recently begun to burgeon, attracting outsiders. Gamesa Corporación Tecnológica
Gamesa Corporación Tecnológica
Gamesa Corporación Tecnológica , is a manufacturing company principally involved in the fabrication of wind turbines and the construction of wind farms....

, a Spanish wind energy company, opened its first U.S. wind turbine blade manufacturing facility near here in 2006. Several state-of-the-art operational wind turbines are sited on Babcock Ridge, the "eastern continental divide," along the eastern edge of Cambria and Somerset Counties. Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin is an American global aerospace, defense, security, and advanced technology company with worldwide interests. It was formed by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta in March 1995. It is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, in the Washington Metropolitan Area....

 relocated a facility from Greenville, SC to Johnstown in 2008.

Companies like Concurrent Technologies Corporation, DRS Laurel Technologies, ITSI Biosciences, Kongsberg Defense and more throughout the region are embracing cutting edge technology and scientific progress to create products that make life easier, better and greener. Recent construction in the surrounding region, the downtown, and adjacent Kernville neighborhood—including a new 100000 square feet (9,290.3 m²) Regional Technology Complex that will house a division of Northrop Grumman
Northrop Grumman
Northrop Grumman Corporation is an American global aerospace and defense technology company formed by the 1994 purchase of Grumman by Northrop. The company was the fourth-largest defense contractor in the world as of 2010, and the largest builder of naval vessels. Northrop Grumman employs over...

, among other tenants—signal the increasing dependence of Johnstown's economy on the U.S. government's defense budget. The high-tech defense industry is now the main non-health-care staple of the Johnstown economy, with the region pulling in well over $100M annually in Federal government contracts, punctuated by one of the premier defense trade shows in the U.S., the annual Showcase For Commerce.

Johnstown remains a regional medical
Medicine
Medicine is the science and art of healing. It encompasses a variety of health care practices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of illness....

, education
Education
Education in its broadest, general sense is the means through which the aims and habits of a group of people lives on from one generation to the next. Generally, it occurs through any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts...

al, cultural, and communications
Telecommunication
Telecommunication is the transmission of information over significant distances to communicate. In earlier times, telecommunications involved the use of visual signals, such as beacons, smoke signals, semaphore telegraphs, signal flags, and optical heliographs, or audio messages via coded...

 center. As in many other locales, health care provides a significant percentage of the employment opportunities in the city. The region is located right in the middle of the “Health Belt”, an area stretching from the Midwest to New England and down the East Coast that has had massive growth in the health care industry. Incredible progress is being made at Memorial Medical Center and Windber Medical Center, especially at the Laurel Highlands Neuro-Rehabilitation Center and the John P. Murtha Neuroscience and Pain Institute, with its advances in treating wounded veterans, and the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center’s focus on early diagnosis and advanced treatment.

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, also known as UPJ or Pitt-Johnstown, is a four-year, degree-granting regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. The university is located in Richland Township, a suburban area of Johnstown, Pennsylvania and was founded in 1927 as one of the first...

 and Pennsylvania Highlands Community College both attract thousands of students to their contiguous modern campuses in Richland, five miles (8 km) east of Johnstown. Cambria-Rowe Business College, located in the Moxham section of Johnstown, offers concentrated career training and has continuously served Johnstown since 1891. The Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center
Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center
The Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center is a multipurpose facility of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown . It contains a 1,000-seat concert hall, a 200-seat black box theater, and supporting administrative spaces. PPAC is located in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA, on the campus of UPJ...

, a concert/theatrical venue at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, continues to attract high-quality performers. The Johnstown Symphony Orchestra
Johnstown Symphony Orchestra
The Johnstown Symphony Orchestra is a symphony orchestra based in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The symphony was founded in January 1929, and conducts a program of seven concerts from October to May. An annual opera festival began in 1992, and has featured many renowned performers including baritone...

 and the recently formed Johnstown Symphony Chamber Players provide classical music. The Pasquerilla Convention Center was recently constructed downtown, adjacent to the historic Cambria County War Memorial Arena
Cambria County War Memorial Arena
The Cambria County War Memorial Arena is a 4,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Johnstown, Pennsylvania that is managed by SMG Entertainment. It was built in 1950, for the Johnstown Jets of the Eastern Hockey League. The film Slap Shot, based on the Jets, was filmed in this arena...

 at 326 Napoleon Street. Point Stadium
Point Stadium
Point Stadium is the name of two stadiums located on the same site in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The "Point" refers to its location is at the confluence of the Little Conemaugh, Stonycreek, and Conemaugh rivers....

, a baseball park where Babe Ruth once played, was razed and rebuilt. A recently passed zoning ordinance created an artist zone and a traditional neighborhood zone to encourage both artistic endeavors and the old-fashioned "Mom and Pop" enterprises that had difficulty thriving under the previous code. The Bottleworks Ethnic Arts Center offers many exhibitions, events, performances, and classes that celebrate the rich and diverse cultural heritage of the Area. The Johnstown Chiefs hockey team managed to provide affordable family entertainment to the region for 22 seasons, the longest period a franchise of the league stayed in one city. The Chiefs were a member team of the ECHL, the premier "AA" hockey league in North America, and played their home games in the Cambria County War Memorial Arena
Cambria County War Memorial Arena
The Cambria County War Memorial Arena is a 4,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Johnstown, Pennsylvania that is managed by SMG Entertainment. It was built in 1950, for the Johnstown Jets of the Eastern Hockey League. The film Slap Shot, based on the Jets, was filmed in this arena...

. The Chiefs decision to relocate caused a flood of public interest in the sport of hockey. As many as 4 leagues were interested in having a team in the War Memorial. In the end the city landed a deal with another ECHL team the Wheeling Nailers
Wheeling Nailers
The Wheeling Nailers are an ECHL ice hockey team based in Wheeling, West Virginia. They are the ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Montreal Canadiens of the NHL and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and the Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL....

. The CJL Engineering Office Building at 232 Horner Street was awarded a LEED Silver Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) on March 30, 2010. It is the first fully certified LEED building in Johnstown. The recently established ART WORKS In Johnstown! houses artist studios in some of the area's architecturally significant but underused industrial buildings. The ART WORKS in Johnstown project is projected to be a Non-Profit LEED-certified green building. The Frank & Sylvia Pasquerilla Heritage Discovery Center opened in 2001 with the permanent exhibit America: Through Immigrant Eyes, which tells the story of immigration to the area during the Industrial Revolution. In June 2009, the Heritage Discovery Center opened the Johnstown Children's Museum and premiered "The Mystery of Steel," a film detailing the history of steel in Johnstown. The Bottleworks Ethnic Arts Center, ART WORKS, and the Heritage Discovery Center are located in the historic Cambria City section of town, which boasts a variety of eastern European ethnic churches and social halls. This neighborhood hosted the National Folk Festival
National Folk Festival (USA)
The National Folk Festival is an itinerant folk festival in the United States. Since 1934, it has been run by the National Council for the Traditional Arts and has been presented in 26 communities around the nation...

 for three years in the early 1990s, which expanded into the Flood City Music Festival
Flood City Music Festival
Flood City Music Festival is an annual music festival held in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, presented by the Johnstown Area Heritage Association.The festival began after the National Folk Festival was held in Johnstown's Cambria City neighborhood from 1990 to 1992. Originally called the Johnstown...

. Johnstown also hosts the annual Thunder in the Valley motorcycle rally during the fourth week of June; the event has attracted motorcyclists from across the Northeast to the city of Johnstown since 1998. Well over 200,000 participants enjoyed the 2008 edition of Thunder In The Valley and the event continues to grow in size.

Significant and largely successful efforts have been made to deal with deteriorating housing, brownfields, drug problems, and other issues as population leaves the city limits and concentrates in suburban boroughs and townships. The Johnstown Fire Department has become a leader in developing intercommunication systems among first responders, and is now a national model for ways to avoid the communications problems which faced many first responders during the September 11, 2001 attacks
September 11, 2001 attacks
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.

2010s

The Ultimate Indoor Football League
Ultimate Indoor Football League
The Ultimate Indoor Football League is a regional professional indoor football league that began its inaugural season on February 18, 2011.-History:...

 is a new indoor football league that has formed for the 2011 season. The leagues first team will call Johnstown home as announced by the Tribune Democrat in May 2010. A contest held through the Tribune named the team the Johnstown Generals.
As announced on February 23, 2011 by the Tribune Democrat, professional baseball will be returning to the Point Stadium. The ownership of the team is the same as that of the Johnstown Generals. The league is titled the Ultimate Baseball League
Ultimate Baseball League
The Ultimate Baseball League is a new independent professional baseball league based out of Canton, Ohio, and is expected to start play in a shorten 42-team game schedule with four to six teams in 2011 and a full schedule in 2012. The league plans on featuring teams east of the Mississippi River...


Geography

Johnstown is located at 40°19′31"N 78°55′15"W (40.325174, -78.920954).

According to the United States Census Bureau
United States Census Bureau
The United States Census Bureau is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census. It also gathers other national demographic and economic data...

, the city has a total area of 6.1 square miles (15.8 km²), of which, 5.8 square miles (15 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square mile (0.517997622 km²) of it (4.11%) is water. The Conemaugh River forms at Johnstown from its tributaries, the Stonycreek River and the Little Conemaugh.

Demographics

As of 2006-2008 Census Bureau Estimates, there were 15,000 people living in Johnstown. The racial makeup of the city was 84.0% White
White American
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, 11.8% African American
African American
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, 0.1% Native American
Native Americans in the United States
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, 0.9% Asian
Asian American
Asian Americans are Americans of Asian descent. The U.S. Census Bureau definition of Asians as "Asian” refers to a person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent, including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan,...

, 0.0% Pacific Islander
Pacific Islander American
Pacific Islander Americans, also known as Oceanian Americans, are residents of the United States with original ancestry from Oceania. They represent the smallest racial group counted in the United States census of 2000. They numbered 874,000 people or 0.3 percent of the United States population...

, 0.7% from other races, and2.7% from two or more races
Multiracial American
Multiracial Americans, US residents who identify themselves as of "two or more races", were numbered at around 9 million, or 2.9% of the population, in the census of 2010. However there is considerable evidence that the real number is far higher. Prior to the mid-20th century many people hid their...

. Hispanics or Latinos
Hispanic and Latino Americans
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 of any race were 2.6% of the population.

As of the census
Census
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of 2000, there were 15,000people, 11,134 households, and 6,045 families residing in the city. The population density
Population density
Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and particularly to humans...

 was 4,097.0 people per square mile (1,583.2/km²). There were 12,802 housing units at an average density of 2,194.0 per square mile (847.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 86.3% White
White American
White Americans are people of the United States who are considered or consider themselves White. The United States Census Bureau defines White people as those "having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa...

, 10.71% African American
African American
African Americans are citizens or residents of the United States who have at least partial ancestry from any of the native populations of Sub-Saharan Africa and are the direct descendants of enslaved Africans within the boundaries of the present United States...

, 0.13% Native American
Native Americans in the United States
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, 0.28% Asian
Asian American
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, 0.05% Pacific Islander
Pacific Islander American
Pacific Islander Americans, also known as Oceanian Americans, are residents of the United States with original ancestry from Oceania. They represent the smallest racial group counted in the United States census of 2000. They numbered 874,000 people or 0.3 percent of the United States population...

, 0.61% from other races, and 1.92% from two or more races
Multiracial American
Multiracial Americans, US residents who identify themselves as of "two or more races", were numbered at around 9 million, or 2.9% of the population, in the census of 2010. However there is considerable evidence that the real number is far higher. Prior to the mid-20th century many people hid their...

. Hispanics or Latinos
Hispanic and Latino Americans
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 of any race were 1.59% of the population. 23.8% were of German, 10.0% Italian
Italian people
The Italian people are an ethnic group that share a common Italian culture, ancestry and speak the Italian language as a mother tongue. Within Italy, Italians are defined by citizenship, regardless of ancestry or country of residence , and are distinguished from people...

, 9.2% Irish
Irish people
The Irish people are an ethnic group who originate in Ireland, an island in northwestern Europe. Ireland has been populated for around 9,000 years , with the Irish people's earliest ancestors recorded having legends of being descended from groups such as the Nemedians, Fomorians, Fir Bolg, Tuatha...

, 7.7% Polish, 7.2% Slovak and 5.7% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 11,134 households of which 22.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.1% were married couples
Marriage
Marriage is a social union or legal contract between people that creates kinship. It is an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually intimate and sexual, are acknowledged in a variety of ways, depending on the culture or subculture in which it is found...

 living together, 15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.7% were non-families. 41.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.87.

The age distribution was 21.3% under 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 22.1% who were 65 or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 84.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $20,595 and the median income for a family was $28,279. Males had a median income of $26,163 versus $19,791 for females. The per capita income
Per capita income
Per capita income or income per person is a measure of mean income within an economic aggregate, such as a country or city. It is calculated by taking a measure of all sources of income in the aggregate and dividing it by the total population...

 for the city was $13,236. 24.6% of the population and 18.9% of families were below the poverty line. Of the total population, 37.5% of those under the age of 18 and 12.6% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.
The unemployment average is reported at 9%, though by some estimations it is upwards of 20%. Most of the jobs center around health care, defense, telemarketing and retail.

Neighborhoods

The City of Johnstown is divided into many neighborhoods, each with its own unique, ethnic feel. These include the Downtown Business District, Kernville, Hornerstown, Roxbury, Old Conemaugh Boro, Prospect, Woodvale, Minersville, Cambria City, Morrellville, Oakhurst, Coopersdale, Walnut Grove, Moxham and the 8th Ward.

Of the suburbs, Westmont Boro
Westmont, Pennsylvania
Westmont is a borough in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 5,523 at the 2000 census.-Geography:...

, Southmont Boro, Brownstown Boro
Brownstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Brownstown is a borough in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 883 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:...

, Dale Boro, Ferndale Boro, Upper Yoder Twp, and Lower Yoder Twp form the West Hills. Richland
Richland Township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Richland Township is a township in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 12,598 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:...

, Geistown Boro, Lorain Boro and Stoneycreek Township are in the East Hills. East Conemaugh Boro
East Conemaugh, Pennsylvania
East Conemaugh is a borough within Conemaugh Township in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area...

, Franklin Boro, Daisytown Boro
Daisytown, Pennsylvania
Daisytown is a borough in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 356 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Daisytown is located at ....

, Conemaugh Township, and West, Middle, and East Taylor Townships lie to the north of the city.

Johnstown in the arts and literature

"The River" (Bruce Springsteen song)
The River (Bruce Springsteen song)
"The River" is a song written and recorded by Bruce Springsteen, accompanied by the E Street Band. It was the title track of his fifth album, The River, and was a hit single in parts of Europe. It reached #25 in the Netherlands, and reached the top 10 in both Sweden and Norway...

 mentions the Johnstown Company - "I got a job working construction, for the Johnstown Company, but lately there ain't been no work on account of the economy."

Two major motion pictures have been filmed in Johnstown, taking advantage of the city's atmosphere. The first is 1977's Slap Shot
Slap Shot (film)
Slap Shot is a 1977 film comedy starring Paul Newman and Michael Ontkean directed by George Roy Hill. It depicts a minor league hockey team that resorts to violent play to gain popularity in a declining factory town.- Plot :...

, directed by George Roy Hill
George Roy Hill
George Roy Hill was an American film director. He is most noted for directing such films as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Sting, which both starred the acting duo Paul Newman and Robert Redford...

 and featuring Paul Newman
Paul Newman
Paul Leonard Newman was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur, humanitarian, professional racing driver and auto racing enthusiast...

 as an aging hockey player/coach. The screenplay by Nancy Dowd
Nancy Dowd
Nancy Dowd is a screenwriter most famous for her films Slap Shot and Coming Home. Her brother Ned Dowd inspired the story behind Slap Shot based on his experiences playing minor league hockey...

 was a parody loosely based on the real-life Johnstown Jets
Johnstown Jets
The Johnstown Jets were a professional ice hockey team from Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The Jets were founded in the Eastern Amateur Hockey League for the 1950–51 season, playing at the newly constructed Cambria County War Memorial Arena...

 hockey team and its North American Hockey League
North American Hockey League
The North American Hockey League is one of the top junior hockey leagues in the United States and is enterting its 36th season in 2011-12. It is currently the only Junior A Tier II league, sanctioned by USA Hockey. The NAHL currently acts as an alternative to the United States Hockey League...

 championship in 1976. In the movie, Johnstown was rechristened "Charlestown" and the Jets as the Charlestown Chiefs. The film's premiere engendered some local controversy, as some thought Johnstown was portrayed in a less than flattering light. The name "Charlestown" itself is believed to be a reference to Charles Kunkle, an influential local businessman of the era. Slap Shot has since become the iconic movie about hockey and its foibles. Nancy Dowd would revive the fake town of "Charlestown" in her screenplay for the 1981 punk rock
Punk rock
Punk rock is a rock music genre that developed between 1974 and 1976 in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Rooted in garage rock and other forms of what is now known as protopunk music, punk rock bands eschewed perceived excesses of mainstream 1970s rock...

 satire Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains
Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains
Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains is a 1981 film about three teenage girls, played by Diane Lane, Laura Dern and Marin Kanter, who start a punk band. Shot in British Columbia, Canada, the film also featured Ray Winstone, Christine Lahti, ex-Sex Pistols Steve Jones and Paul Cook, along with...

, but the film itself was shot in Canada
Canada
Canada is a North American country consisting of ten provinces and three territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west, and northward into the Arctic Ocean...

.

The second major film was All the Right Moves
All the Right Moves
All the Right Moves is a 1983 drama film directed by Michael Chapman and starring Tom Cruise, Craig T. Nelson, Lea Thompson, Chris Penn, and Gary Graham...

, a high school football drama set in the fictional town of Ampipe and featuring Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
Thomas Cruise Mapother IV , better known as Tom Cruise, is an American film actor and producer. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards and he has won three Golden Globe Awards....

, Lea Thompson
Lea Thompson
Lea Katherine Thompson is an American actress and director. She is best known for her 1990s NBC situation comedy Caroline in the City and her portrayal of Lorraine Baines McFly, Marty McFly's mother, in the Back to the Future trilogy...

 and Craig T. Nelson
Craig T. Nelson
Craig Theodore Nelson is an American actor. He is probably best known for his Emmy-winning roles as Hayden Fox on the TV series Coach, and as Steve Freeling in the 1982 film Poltergeist. He also starred in The Incredibles in 2004 as Mr...

. Locations seen in the movie are the old Johnstown High School in Kernville, torn down shortly afterwards; the Carpatho-Russian Citizen's Club in East Conemaugh; the Franklin works of Bethlehem Steel; the Point Stadium; the Johnstown "Cochran" Junior High football practice field and the Johnstown Vo-Tech football locker room.

In 2000, major film Rock Star
Rock Star (2001 film)
Rock Star is a 2001 American comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Herek and starring Mark Wahlberg and Jennifer Aniston. It tells the story of Chris "Izzy" Cole, a tribute band singer whose ascendance to the position of lead vocalist of his favorite band was inspired by the real-life story of Tim...

, starring Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg
Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg is an American actor, film and television producer, and former rapper. He was known as Marky Mark in his earlier years, and became famous for his 1991 debut as a musician with the band Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. He was named No. 1 on VH1's 40 Hottest Hotties of...

 and Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Joanna Aniston is an American actress, film director, and producer, best known for her role as Rachel Green on the television sitcom Friends, a role which earned her an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.Aniston has also enjoyed a successful film career,...

. It is directed by Stephen Herek. It was shot almost entirely in and around Los Angeles, part of the film takes place in Pittsburgh and several scenes including the opening scene was filmed in Johnstown.

Historian David McCullough
David McCullough
David Gaub McCullough is an American author, narrator, historian, and lecturer. He is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States' highest civilian award....

 wrote what is widely regarded as the city's definitive history, The Johnstown Flood, in 1968. McCullough completed his research with the aid of the remaining flood survivors.

Author C. Coco de Young used her own family history to write about first-generation immigrants living in Johnstown during the Great Depression in her first novel, A Letter to Mrs. Roosevelt (2000).

The film "The Johnstown Flood", written and directed by Charles Guggenheim
Charles Guggenheim
Charles Guggenheim was an American film director and producer.- Early life :Guggenheim was born into a prominent German Jewish family in Cincinnati, Ohio. His father was a furniture salesman. While studying farming at Colorado A&M in 1943, Guggenheim was drafted into the United States Army...

, won the Academy Award for Best Documentary, Short Subject in 1989. The film was commissioned by the Johnstown Flood Museum Association, which later reorganized as the Johnstown Area Heritage Association, and is shown every hour at the Johnstown Flood Museum.

Mystery
Detective fiction
Detective fiction is a sub-genre of crime fiction and mystery fiction in which an investigator , either professional or amateur, investigates a crime, often murder.-In ancient literature:...

 novel
Novel
A novel is a book of long narrative in literary prose. The genre has historical roots both in the fields of the medieval and early modern romance and in the tradition of the novella. The latter supplied the present generic term in the late 18th century....

 writer K.C. Constantine
Carl Kosak
K. C. Constantine is an American mystery author.Little is known about Kosak, as he prefers anonymity and has given only a few interviews. He was born in 1934 and served in the Marines in the early 1950s...

 fictionalized many elements of Johnstown and its culture as "Rocksburg" in his novels, although the nearby city of Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Greensburg is a city in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States, and a part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area. The city is named after Nathanael Greene, a major general of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War...

 also provides some of the lore for Rocksburg.

In 2000, Kathleen Cambor published In Sunlight, In A Beautiful Garden. The novel followed its characters through the events leading up to and including the 1889 flood. Although the protagonists in the novel were fictional, several historical figures, such as Andrew Mellon, Henry Clay Frick
Henry Clay Frick
Henry Clay Frick was an American industrialist, financier, and art patron. He founded the H. C. Frick & Company coke manufacturing company, was chairman of the Carnegie Steel Company, and played a major role in the formation of the giant U.S. Steel steel manufacturing concern...

 and Daniel Morrell were also depicted in the book.

Author James Patterson
James Patterson
James B. Patterson is an American author of thriller novels, largely known for his series about American psychologist Alex Cross...

 had his fictional serial kidnapper, Gary Soneji, from Along Came A Spider
Along Came a Spider
Along Came A Spider is the first novel in a series of books written by James Patterson, about forensic psychologist Alex Cross. It was adapted into a movie of the same name in 2001, starring Morgan Freeman as Cross.-Plot Summary:...

stopping at a convenience store on his way through Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Author David Morrell
David Morrell
David Morrell is a Canadian-American novelist, best known for his debut 1972 novel First Blood, which would later become the successful Rambo film franchise starring Sylvester Stallone. He has written 28 novels, and his work has been translated into 26 languages...

 had his fictional character "Eliot" recruit two brothers from an orphanage in Johnstown to train as assassins in Brotherhood of the Rose.

In 1978's haunting film Dawn of the Dead, a character mentions that they are flying over Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and quips that the people are actually entertained by the zombie outbreak. George A. Romero
George A. Romero
George Andrew Romero is a Canadian-American film director, screenwriter and editor, best known for his gruesome and satirical horror films about a hypothetical zombie apocalypse. He is nicknamed "Godfather of all Zombies." -Life and career:...

 filmed the majority of the zombie movie at the Monroeville
Monroeville, Pennsylvania
Monroeville is a home rule municipality in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. Located about east of the city of Pittsburgh, Monroeville is a bustling suburb with mixed residential and commercial developments...

 Mall, some 50-odd miles away.

In 2007, singer-songwriter Will Hawkins released a song entitled "Johnstown" on his album Ghost Town. The song's protagonist was a reservist returning home from the Iraq War and coming to terms with a life without a limb. The song was inspired by actual reservists from Johnstown whom Hawkins met during a USO sponsored performance at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington D.C.

In addition to international radio play, the song was also featured prominently in John Murtha's 2007 re-election campaign for the seat he held in the House of Representatives for almost 30 years. Hawkins toured extensively raising funds and awareness for the Intrepid Fallen Heros Fund that donated directly to injured soldiers who were left without health benefits.

Education

Colleges
  • University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
    University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
    University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, also known as UPJ or Pitt-Johnstown, is a four-year, degree-granting regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. The university is located in Richland Township, a suburban area of Johnstown, Pennsylvania and was founded in 1927 as one of the first...

  • Pennsylvania Highlands Community College
    Pennsylvania Highlands Community College
    Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is a two year educational institution that provides access to affordable education to residents of the Southern Alleghenies. The community college is centered in the Johnstown suburb of Richland Township in Cambria County, Pennsylvania...

  • Cambria-Rowe Business College

Secondary Education
  • The two schools located in the City of Johnstown are Greater Johnstown High School
    Greater Johnstown High School
    Greater Johnstown High School is a high school located in between the neighborhoods of Moxham, 8th Ward and Hornerstown in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, in the United States. It is the senior high school for the Greater Johnstown School District. The current Superintendent is Barbara Parkins, herself a...

     and Bishop McCort High School
    Bishop McCort High School
    Bishop McCort High School is a private, Catholic high school located in Johnstown, Pennsylvania in Cambria County. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown.- History :...

    .
  • Richland Senior High School
    Richland Senior High School
    Richland Senior High School is a high school located in Richland Township, Pennsylvania, United States, a suburb of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. A brand new high school has been built for the 2007-2008 school year as the new $42 million addition to the Richland School District. It was announced by the...

    , Westmont Hilltop High School, Conemaugh Valley High School, Ferndale Area Senior High School, and Forest Hills High School are high schools located in the Greater Johnstown area.


Libraries
  • The Cambria County Library is located at 248 Main Street, Johnstown PA 15901.
  • The Highland Community Library is located at 330 Schoolhouse Road, Johnstown PA 15904.

Economy

Major employers in the area include:
  • American Red Cross
    American Red Cross
    The American Red Cross , also known as the American National Red Cross, is a volunteer-led, humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and education inside the United States. It is the designated U.S...

  • AmeriServ Financial
    AmeriServ Financial
    AmeriServ Financial is the primary bank in the Johnstown, Pennsylvania region, however, branches can be found throughout the state of Pennsylvania. The bank and trust company are locally owned and operated.- AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival :...

  • Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
    Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
    Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. is a US-based global insurance brokerage and risk management services firm headquartered at the Gallagher Centre in Itasca, Illinois...

  • Atlantic Broadband
    Atlantic Broadband
    Atlantic Broadband is a privately held cable company with headquarters in Quincy, Massachusetts. The company has over 700 employees and 285,000 customers in four operating regions: Florida, Maryland/Delaware, South Carolina and Central Pennsylvania...

  • Berkshire Hathaway
    Berkshire Hathaway
    Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate holding company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, United States, that oversees and manages a number of subsidiary companies. The company averaged an annual growth in book value of 20.3% to its shareholders for the last 44 years,...

    Penn Machine
  • Concurrent Technologies Corporation
    Concurrent Technologies Corporation
    Concurrent Technologies Corporation is a nonprofit organization that performs scientific research and development. CTC operates a number of Department of Defense programs such as the National Defense Center for Environmental Excellence and the Navy Metalworking Center .-External links:*...

  • Conemaugh Health System
  • Crown American
    Crown American
    Crown American is a privately held American company that manages and develops commercial real estate. The corporate headquarters is in downtown Johnstown, Pennsylvania, in a building designed by architect Michael Graves....

  • DRS Technologies
    DRS Technologies
    DRS Technologies, Inc. is a US-based defense contractor. Previously traded on the NYSE, the company was purchased by the Italian firm Finmeccanica in October 2008.-History:...

  • Galliker's
    Galliker's
    Galliker Dairy Company or "Galliker's" is a fourth-generation, family-held, private business located in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Galliker's primary products include milk, ice cream, juice, and iced tea.-History:...

  • Gamesa Corporación Tecnológica
    Gamesa Corporación Tecnológica
    Gamesa Corporación Tecnológica , is a manufacturing company principally involved in the fabrication of wind turbines and the construction of wind farms....

  • Gautier Steel
  • Höganäs AB
    Höganäs AB
    Hoganas AB is a Swedish multinational which is the world's largest producer of powdered metals.-History:The company was founded in 1797 as a coal mine by Count Eric Ruuth. It also made refractory and salt glazed ceramics...

  • Intelligent Security Technologies
  • JWF Industries
  • Johnstown Wire Technologies
  • Kongsberg Gruppen
    Kongsberg Gruppen
    Kongsberg Gruppen is Norway's major defence contractor and maritime automation supplier, located in Kongsberg, a former mining town....

  • Lockheed Martin
    Lockheed Martin
    Lockheed Martin is an American global aerospace, defense, security, and advanced technology company with worldwide interests. It was formed by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta in March 1995. It is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, in the Washington Metropolitan Area....

  • Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd. is a manufacturer of ejection seats and safety related equipment for aviation. The company origins were as an aircraft manufacturer before becoming a pioneer in the field of ejection seats...

  • Metropolitan Life
  • National Drug Intelligence Center
    National Drug Intelligence Center
    The U.S. National Drug Intelligence Center , established in 1993, is a component of the U.S. Department of Justice and a member of the Intelligence Community...

     (NDIC)
  • Northrop Grumman
    Northrop Grumman
    Northrop Grumman Corporation is an American global aerospace and defense technology company formed by the 1994 purchase of Grumman by Northrop. The company was the fourth-largest defense contractor in the world as of 2010, and the largest builder of naval vessels. Northrop Grumman employs over...

  • Pepsi Bottling Group
  • Thomas Honda of Johnstown
  • Whemco
  • Zamias Services, Inc.
    Zamias Services, Inc.
    Zamias Services, Inc. is a property management and development firm based in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Formed in 1996 as a division of real estate company George D. Zamias Developer, Zamias Services, Inc. owns and operates 53 retail centers totalling over in 13 states...


Newspapers and magazines

  • The Tribune-Democrat
    The Tribune-Democrat
    The Tribune-Democrat is a seven-day morning daily newspaper published in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. It is owned by Community Newspaper Holdings Inc....

  • Johnstown Magazine
    Johnstown Magazine
    Johnstown Magazine is a monthly magazine describing events and activities in the Johnstown, Pennsylvania area. The magazine began in 2005, and has a circulation of 6061. The magazine is published by Community Newspaper Holdings.-External links:...

  • Our Town Johnstown - "Johnstown's Community Newspaper"
  • MyJohnstownPA.com - "Your link to Everything Johnstown!"
  • Do Johnstown - "A guide to things to do in and around Johnstown, PA"
  • Johnstown Macaroni Kid Calendar of family related activities in Johnstown and the surrounding area

Radio

The Johnstown market is the 191st largest radio market in the country. The following box contains a list of radio station
Radio station
Radio broadcasting is a one-way wireless transmission over radio waves intended to reach a wide audience. Stations can be linked in radio networks to broadcast a common radio format, either in broadcast syndication or simulcast or both...

s in the area.

FM
FM broadcasting
FM broadcasting is a broadcasting technology pioneered by Edwin Howard Armstrong which uses frequency modulation to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio. The term "FM band" describes the "frequency band in which FM is used for broadcasting"...

 stations
call letters frequency format location Owner
WFRJ 88.9 Religious Johnstown Family Stations, Inc.
WQEJ 89.7 Classical Johnstown WQED Multimedia
WPKV 90.7 Christian Contemporary Nanty Glo -
WUFR 91.1 Religious Bedford Family Radio
W219DB 91.7 Religious Johnstown Bible Broadcasting Network
WJHT 92.1 Top 40 Johnstown Forever Broadcasting
W230BK 93.9 Rock Johnstown Forever Broadcasting
WFGI 95.5 Country Johnstown Forever Broadcasting
WKYE 96.5 Adult Contemporary Johnstown Forever Broadcasting
WPCL 97.3 Religious Northern Cambria He's Alive, Inc.
WLKH 97.7 Religious (KLOVE) Somerset Results Radio LMA to EMF
WFGY 98.1 Country Altoona Forever Broadcasting
WRKW 99.1 Rock Ebensburg Forever Broadcasting
W263AW 100.5 Jazz Johnstown Duquesne University
WCCL 101.7 Oldies Central City Forever Broadcasting
WLKJ 105.7 Christian Contemporary (KLOVE) Portage EMF Broadcasting

AM
AM broadcasting
AM broadcasting is the process of radio broadcasting using amplitude modulation. AM was the first method of impressing sound on a radio signal and is still widely used today. Commercial and public AM broadcasting is carried out in the medium wave band world wide, and on long wave and short wave...

 stations
call letters frequency format location Owner
WFRB 560 Nostalgia Frostburg, MD Dix Broadcasting
WKHB 620 Oldies Irwin Broadcast Communications, Inc.
WKGE 850 News/Talk Johnstown Birach Broadcasting Corporation
WNTW 990 News/Talk Somerset Forever Broadcasting
WCRO 1230 Nostalgia Johnstown Greater Johnstown School District
WNTJ 1490 News/Talk Johnstown Forever Broadcasting

Television

The Johnstown/Altoona/State College market is the 101st largest in the country. The following box contains a list of television stations in the area.

Highways

The main highway connecting Johnstown to the Pennsylvania Turnpike
Pennsylvania Turnpike
The Pennsylvania Turnpike is a toll highway system operated by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, United States. The three sections of the turnpike system total . The main section extends from Ohio to New Jersey and is long...

 is US 219. In addition, there is also State Route 56
Pennsylvania Route 56
Pennsylvania Route 56 is a major long state highway located in central Pennsylvania. Its western terminus is at the eastern approach to the C.L. Schmitt Bridge in New Kensington. Its eastern terminus is U.S. Route 30 west of Bedford.- Route description :...

, which is an expressway from 219 until Walnut Street. From there, it provides a connection to US 22 to the north of Johnstown, which connects to Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh is the second-largest city in the US Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the county seat of Allegheny County. Regionally, it anchors the largest urban area of Appalachia and the Ohio River Valley, and nationally, it is the 22nd-largest urban area in the United States...

 and Altoona
Altoona, Pennsylvania
-History:A major railroad town, Altoona was founded by the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1849 as the site for a shop complex. Altoona was incorporated as a borough on February 6, 1854, and as a city under legislation approved on April 3, 1867, and February 8, 1868...

.

Airport

The local airport is the John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport and is served by United Airlines
United Airlines
United Air Lines, Inc., is the world's largest airline with 86,852 employees United Air Lines, Inc., is the world's largest airline with 86,852 employees United Air Lines, Inc., is the world's largest airline with 86,852 employees (which includes the entire holding company United Continental...

.

Rail

Passenger rail service is provided by Amtrak
Amtrak
The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, doing business as Amtrak , is a government-owned corporation that was organized on May 1, 1971, to provide intercity passenger train service in the United States. "Amtrak" is a portmanteau of the words "America" and "track". It is headquartered at Union...

's daily . The city is located on the former mainline of the Pennsylvania Railroad
Pennsylvania Railroad
The Pennsylvania Railroad was an American Class I railroad, founded in 1846. Commonly referred to as the "Pennsy", the PRR was headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania....

. Norfolk Southern operates (60-80) trains daily on these rails.

Mass transit

CamTran
CamTran
CamTran, originally called the Cambria County Transit Authority operates mass transit bus service within Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Cambria County,and Windber, Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Pennsylvania. CamTran also operates the Johnstown Inclined Plane, which they took over in 1983 from Westmont,...

 operates the local bus service, and the Johnstown Inclined Plane
Johnstown Inclined Plane
The Johnstown Inclined Plane is a funicular in Johnstown, Cambria County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The incline and its two stations connect the city of Johnstown, situated in a valley at the confluence of the Stonycreek and the Little Conemaugh Rivers, to the borough of Westmont on Yoder...

. Until 1976, local transit service was operated by a private company, Johnstown Traction Company
Johnstown Traction Company
Johnstown Traction Company was a public transit system in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, United States. For most of its existence it was primarily a street-railway system, but in later years also operated rubber-tired vehicles. JTC operated trolley service in Johnstown from February 23, 1910 to June...

. Streetcars (or "trolleys") operated in Johnstown until 1960, and trolley buses
Trolleybus
A trolleybus is an electric bus that draws its electricity from overhead wires using spring-loaded trolley poles. Two wires and poles are required to complete the electrical circuit...

 from 1951 until 1967.

Sports

Club League Venue Established Championships
Johnstown Generals Ultimate Indoor Football League
Ultimate Indoor Football League
The Ultimate Indoor Football League is a regional professional indoor football league that began its inaugural season on February 18, 2011.-History:...

, Indoor Football
Cambria County War Memorial Arena
Cambria County War Memorial Arena
The Cambria County War Memorial Arena is a 4,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Johnstown, Pennsylvania that is managed by SMG Entertainment. It was built in 1950, for the Johnstown Jets of the Eastern Hockey League. The film Slap Shot, based on the Jets, was filmed in this arena...

2010 none
Johnstown UBL Team
Ultimate Baseball League
The Ultimate Baseball League is a new independent professional baseball league based out of Canton, Ohio, and is expected to start play in a shorten 42-team game schedule with four to six teams in 2011 and a full schedule in 2012. The league plans on featuring teams east of the Mississippi River...

Ultimate Baseball League
Ultimate Baseball League
The Ultimate Baseball League is a new independent professional baseball league based out of Canton, Ohio, and is expected to start play in a shorten 42-team game schedule with four to six teams in 2011 and a full schedule in 2012. The league plans on featuring teams east of the Mississippi River...

Point Stadium
Point Stadium
Point Stadium is the name of two stadiums located on the same site in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The "Point" refers to its location is at the confluence of the Little Conemaugh, Stonycreek, and Conemaugh rivers....

2011 none
Wheeling-Johnstown Nailers
Wheeling Nailers
The Wheeling Nailers are an ECHL ice hockey team based in Wheeling, West Virginia. They are the ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Montreal Canadiens of the NHL and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and the Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL....

ECHL
ECHL
The ECHL is a mid-level professional ice hockey league based in Princeton, New Jersey with teams scattered across the United States...

, Ice hockey
Wesbanco Arena
WesBanco Arena
WesBanco Arena is a multi-purpose arena, in Wheeling, West Virginia. It was built in 1977 at a cost of $7 million. It is home to the Wheeling Nailers ice hockey team and the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference wrestling tournament.It can also be used for conventions, trade shows, concerts, banquets...

/Cambria County War Memorial Arena
Cambria County War Memorial Arena
The Cambria County War Memorial Arena is a 4,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Johnstown, Pennsylvania that is managed by SMG Entertainment. It was built in 1950, for the Johnstown Jets of the Eastern Hockey League. The film Slap Shot, based on the Jets, was filmed in this arena...

1988 1


Johnstown has been home to a long succession of minor league hockey
Ice hockey
Ice hockey, often referred to as hockey, is a team sport played on ice, in which skaters use wooden or composite sticks to shoot a hard rubber puck into their opponent's net. The game is played between two teams of six players each. Five members of each team skate up and down the ice trying to take...

 franchises dating back to 1940. The most recent manifestation, the Johnstown Chiefs
Johnstown Chiefs
The Johnstown Chiefs were a minor league ice hockey team located in Johnstown, Pennsylvania that played in the ECHL. The team was founded in 1988 in the All-American Hockey League, and moved to the East Coast Hockey League when that league was formed...

, were named for their Slap Shot counterparts. The team made their ECHL
ECHL
The ECHL is a mid-level professional ice hockey league based in Princeton, New Jersey with teams scattered across the United States...

 debut in 1988. The team announced in February 2010 that they would be leaving Johnstown for a location in South Carolina. In April 2010 it was announced that the Wheeling Nailers
Wheeling Nailers
The Wheeling Nailers are an ECHL ice hockey team based in Wheeling, West Virginia. They are the ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Montreal Canadiens of the NHL and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and the Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL....

 of the ECHL would call Johnstown home for 10 games during the regular season and for one of their preseason games. They will be returning once again for the 2011-12 season.

The city also has a rich history in amateur and professional baseball. Since 1944, Johnstown has been known as the host city for the AAABA Baseball Tournament held each summer. Several Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball is the highest level of professional baseball in the United States and Canada, consisting of teams that play in the National League and the American League...

 players have played on AAABA teams over the years, including Hall-of Famers Al Kaline
Al Kaline
Albert William "Al" Kaline is a former Major League Baseball right fielder. He is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Kaline played his entire 22-year baseball career with the Detroit Tigers. Kaline still works for the Tigers as a front office official. Because of his lengthy career and...

 and Reggie Jackson
Reggie Jackson
Reginald Martinez "Reggie" Jackson , nicknamed "Mr. October" for his clutch hitting in the postseason with the New York Yankees, is a former American Major League Baseball right fielder. During a 21-year baseball career, he played from 1967-1987 for four different teams. Jackson currently serves as...

 and current Major League managers Joe Torre
Joe Torre
Joseph Paul Torre is a former American professional baseball player and manager who currently serves as Major League Baseball’s Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations. A nine-time All-Star, he played in Major League Baseball as a catcher, first baseman and a third baseman for the...

 and Bruce Bochy
Bruce Bochy
Bruce Douglas Bochy is the manager of the San Francisco Giants. Prior to joining the Giants, Bochy had been the manager of the San Diego Padres for twelve seasons. Bochy is the only former Padres player to serve as the team's manager. He has participated in all five postseason appearances in...

. The organization also has its own Hall of Fame instituted in its 50th anniversary year of 1994.

In addition, the city has hosted several incarnations of a Minor League Baseball team, the Johnstown Johnnies, beginning in 1884. The last team to play as the Johnnies, as a part of the Frontier League
Frontier League
The Frontier League, based in Sauget, Illinois, is a professional, independent baseball organization located in the Midwestern United States, Western Pennsylvania, and Southern Ontario. It operates mostly in cities not served by Major or Minor League Baseball teams and is not affiliated with either...

, left the city in 2002.

Johnstown also hosts the annual Sunnehanna Amateur
Sunnehanna Amateur
The Sunnehanna Amateur, officially the Sunnehanna Amateur Tournament for Champions, is a men's amateur golf tournament. Founded in 1954, it is hosted annually at the Sunnehanna Country Club in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, United States...

 golf tournament at its Sunnehanna Country Club. The invitational tournament hosts top amateur golfers from around the United States.

Johnstown is home to the Flood City Water Polo team. Established in 2005 by Zachary Puhala, the team takes its name from the history of floods in the area. FCWP is part of the American Water Polo Organization.

Landmarks

  • Cambria Iron Company
    Cambria Iron Company
    Cambria Iron Company is a National Historic Landmark located in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The company was founded in 1852 and made many important contributions to the iron and steel industry...

     is a National Historic Landmark
    National Historic Landmark
    A National Historic Landmark is a building, site, structure, object, or district, that is officially recognized by the United States government for its historical significance...

     located near the downtown area. Johnstown's city seal has an image of this facility.
  • Frank J. Pasquerilla Conference Center
  • & Sylvia Pasquerilla Heritage Discovery Center - includes several attractions: "America: Through Immigrant Eyes," a permanent exhibit about immigration to the area around the turn of the 20th century; the Johnstown Children's Museum, a 7000 square feet (650.3 m²) children's museum; and the Iron & Steel Gallery, a 3-story gallery that includes "The Mystery of Steel," a film about the history of steel in Johnstown.

  • Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown
    Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown
    Grandview Cemetery is a cemetery located at 801 Millcreek Road in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.The cemetery association that operates Grandview was founded in 1885 to accommodate Johnstown's rapidly growing population...

     is one of Pennsylvania's largest cemeteries: With more than 65,000 interments, Grandview is home to over 47 burial sections and more than 235 acre (0.9510121 km²) of land. Grandview also holds the remains of the 777 victims of the 1889 Johnstown Flood who were not able to be identified.

  • Johnstown Flood National Memorial
    Johnstown Flood National Memorial
    Johnstown Flood National Memorial commemorates the approximately 2,200 people who died in the Johnstown Flood of 1889, caused by a break in the South Fork Dam. Clara Barton successfully led the American Red Cross in its first disaster relief effort. The memorial is located at 733 Lake Road near...

     - the National Park Service site that preserves the remains of the South Fork Dam and portions of the Lake Conemaugh bed.
  • Johnstown Flood Museum - shows the Academy Award-winning film "The Johnstown Flood" as part of the museum experience.

  • Johnstown Inclined Plane
    Johnstown Inclined Plane
    The Johnstown Inclined Plane is a funicular in Johnstown, Cambria County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The incline and its two stations connect the city of Johnstown, situated in a valley at the confluence of the Stonycreek and the Little Conemaugh Rivers, to the borough of Westmont on Yoder...

     is the world's steepest vehicular inclined plane.
  • Plaza (The Crown American Building)

  • Staple Bend Tunnel
    Staple Bend Tunnel
    The Staple Bend Tunnel, about east of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, in a town called Mineral Point, was constructed between 1831 and 1834 for the Allegheny Portage Railroad. Construction began on April 12, 1831. This tunnel, at in length, was the first railway tunnel constructed in the United States...

     is the first railroad tunnel constructed in the United States, and a National Historic Landmark
    National Historic Landmark
    A National Historic Landmark is a building, site, structure, object, or district, that is officially recognized by the United States government for its historical significance...

    .

  • Stone Bridge
    Stone Bridge (Johnstown, Pennsylvania)
    The Stone Bridge spans the Conemaugh River in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The bridge is a seven-arch stone railroad bridge located on the Norfolk Southern mainline, built by the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1887-88. Its upstream face was reinforced with concrete in 1929...

     is a historic railroad bridge over the Conemaugh River
    Conemaugh River
    The Conemaugh River is a long tributary of the Kiskiminetas River in Westmoreland, Indiana, and Cambria counties in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.- Course :...

    .

Notable people

Notable Johnstowners include:
  • Carroll Baker
    Carroll Baker
    Carroll Baker is a former American actress who has enjoyed popularity as both a serious dramatic actress and, particularly in the 1960s, as a movie sex symbol...

    —actress, whose Hollywood movie career spanned five decades.
  • Donald Barlett
    Donald Barlett
    Donald L. Barlett is an American investigative journalist and author who collaborated with James B. Steele. According to The Washington Journalism Review they were a better investigative reporting team than even Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. Together they have won two Pulitzer Prizes, two...

    —journalist and two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
  • Frank Benford
    Frank Benford
    Frank Albert Benford, Jr., was an American electrical engineer and physicist best known for rediscovering and generalizing Benford's Law, a statistical statement about the occurrence of digits in lists of data.Benford is also known for having devised, in 1937, an instrument for measuring the...

     (1887–1948)—physicist
  • Edward R. Bradley
    Edward R. Bradley
    Colonel Edward Riley Bradley was an American steel mill laborer, gold miner, businessman and philanthropist. As well as a race track proprietor, he was the preeminent owner and breeder of Thoroughbred racehorses in the Southern United States during the first three decades of the 20th Century...

     (1859–1946)—racehorse breeder: owner of four Kentucky Derby winners
  • Charles Wakefield Cadman
    Charles Wakefield Cadman
    Charles Wakefield Cadman was an American composer.Cadman’s musical education, unlike that of most of his American contemporaries, was completely American. Born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, he began piano lessons at 13...

     (1881–1946)-composer
  • Charles E. Capehart
    Charles E. Capehart
    Charles E. Capehart was an officer in the U.S. Cavalry during the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor for action following the Battle of Gettysburg on July 4, 1863.-Military service:...

     (1833–1911) Medal of Honor
    Medal of Honor
    The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States government. It is bestowed by the President, in the name of Congress, upon members of the United States Armed Forces who distinguish themselves through "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his or her...

     winner
  • Henry Capehart
    Henry Capehart
    -External links:...

     (1825–1895)-Civil War General and Medal of Honor
    Medal of Honor
    The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States government. It is bestowed by the President, in the name of Congress, upon members of the United States Armed Forces who distinguish themselves through "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his or her...

     winner
  • D. C. Cooper
    D. C. Cooper
    Donald Christopher "D.C." Cooper is an American singer and musician.-Biography:He started out playing in several area bands and touring the local club circuit in Pittsburgh while he studied singing under renowned opera coach Charlotte Coleman...

    heavy metal
    Heavy metal music
    Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the Midlands of the United Kingdom and the United States...

     singer
  • Joey Covington
    Joey Covington
    Joseph "Joey" Edward Covington is a US drummer, best known for his involvements with Hot Tuna and Jefferson Airplane.-Brief biography:...

    -Drummer
  • Pat Cummings
    Pat Cummings
    Pat Cummings is a retired American professional basketball player.A 6-foot-9½ center with an accurate shooting touch, Cummings spent the most productive stretch of his 12-year career with the New York Knicks and the Dallas Mavericks of the NBA, averaging better than 12 points and 8 rebounds for...

    —professional basketball player, '79 through the late '80s
  • Steve Ditko
    Steve Ditko
    Stephen J. "Steve" Ditko is an American comic book artist and writer best known as the artist co-creator, with Stan Lee, of the Marvel Comics heroes Spider-Man and Doctor Strange....

    —American comic book artist and co-creator of Spider-Man
    Spider-Man
    Spider-Man is a fictional Marvel Comics superhero. The character was created by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Steve Ditko. He first appeared in Amazing Fantasy #15...

  • Pete Duranko
    Pete Duranko
    Peter Nicholas Duranko was a college and professional American football player. A defensive end, he played college football at Notre Dame, and his professional career for the Denver Broncos...

    Notre Dame
    University of Notre Dame
    The University of Notre Dame du Lac is a Catholic research university located in Notre Dame, an unincorporated community north of the city of South Bend, in St. Joseph County, Indiana, United States...

     and Denver Broncos
    Denver Broncos
    The Denver Broncos are a professional American football team based in Denver, Colorado. They are currently members of the West Division of the American Football Conference in the National Football League...

     football player
  • Jim Gallagher, Jr.
    Jim Gallagher, Jr.
    James Thomas Gallagher, Jr. is an American professional golfer and sportscaster.Gallagher was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. His father, a career club pro, started him in golf at age 6. He attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Gallagher turned pro in 1983 and joined the PGA Tour in...

    PGA Tour
    PGA Tour
    The PGA Tour is the organizer of the main men's professional golf tours in the United States and North America...

     golfer
  • Count Grog
    Count Grog
    Greg Mosorjak , better known as Count Grog, is an American professional wrestling manager, referee, ring announcer, commentator, promoter, and booker...

    -profesional wrestling manager/promoter
  • Jack HamPro Football Hall of Fame
    Pro Football Hall of Fame
    The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of professional football in the United States with an emphasis on the National Football League . It opened in Canton, Ohio, on September 7, 1963, with 17 charter inductees...

     linebacker
  • Carlton Haselrig
    Carlton Haselrig
    Carlton Haselrig is a former heavyweight wrestler and NFL player. Haselrig wrestled for University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. He holds the distinction of being the only person to win six NCAA titles in wrestling, winning 3 times in Division II and 3 times in Division I, all six for...

    —All- professional offensive guard with Pittsburgh Steelers
    Pittsburgh Steelers
    The Pittsburgh Steelers are a professional football team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The team currently belongs to the North Division of the American Football Conference in the National Football League . Founded in , the Steelers are the oldest franchise in the AFC...

  • Artrell Hawkins
    Artrell Hawkins
    Artrell Hawkins, Jr. is a former American football defensive back of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the second round of the 1998 NFL Draft...

    —professional football player. Former starting Strong Safety for the NFL's New England Patriots
    New England Patriots
    The New England Patriots, commonly called the "Pats", are a professional football team based in the Greater Boston area, playing their home games in the town of Foxborough, Massachusetts at Gillette Stadium. The team is part of the East Division of the American Football Conference in the National...

    , Carolina Panthers
    Carolina Panthers
    The Carolina Panthers are a professional American football team based in Charlotte, North Carolina. They are currently members of the South Division of the National Football Conference in the National Football League . The Panthers, along with the Jacksonville Jaguars, joined the NFL as expansion...

    , and Cincinnati Bengals
    Cincinnati Bengals
    The Cincinnati Bengals are a professional football team based in Cincinnati, Ohio. They are members of the AFC's North Division in the National Football League . The Bengals began play in 1968 as an expansion team in the American Football League , and joined the NFL in 1970 in the AFL-NFL...

    .
  • Andrew Hawkins
    Andrew Hawkins
    Andrew Austin Wyatt Hawkins is an American football wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League. He has previously played for the St. Louis Rams, and the Montreal Alouettes in the Canadian Football League, where he was part of back-to-back Grey Cup Championships...

    —professional football player. Wide Receiver for the NFL's St. Louis Rams
    St. Louis Rams
    The St. Louis Rams are a professional American football team based in St. Louis, Missouri. They are currently members of the West Division of the National Football Conference in the National Football League . The Rams have won three NFL Championships .The Rams began playing in 1936 in Cleveland,...

     and star of Spike TV's "4th and Long
    4th and Long
    4th and Long is a reality television series hosted by Michael Irvin that premiered on Spike on May 18, 2009.The winner of the show earned a spot at the Dallas Cowboys training camp - with a shot of making the roster. The show pits six wide receivers against six defensive backs...

    "
  • Incantation
    Incantation (band)
    Incantation is an American death metal band that was formed by John McEntee and Paul Ledney in 1989. They are one of the leaders in the New York Death Metal scene along with fellow bands Suffocation and Immolation, even though the band is currently located in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.The band has...

     - Death metal band formed in New York City
    New York City
    New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. New York exerts a significant impact upon global commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and...

     relocated to Johnstown in the mid-1990s.
  • E. Snapper Ingram
    E. Snapper Ingram
    Ebenezer Snapper Ingram was a Los Angeles City Councilmember representing the 10th District from 1927 until 1935. He went by E. Snapper Ingram.-Biography:...

    , Los Angeles, California, City Council member, 1927–33
  • Tim Kazurinsky
    Tim Kazurinsky
    Timothy J. Kazurinsky is an American actor, comedian and writer best known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and for his role as Carl Sweetchuck in the Police Academy films...

    —comedian and actor, of television's Saturday Night Live
    Saturday Night Live
    Saturday Night Live is a live American late-night television sketch comedy and variety show developed by Lorne Michaels and Dick Ebersol. The show premiered on NBC on October 11, 1975, under the original title of NBC's Saturday Night.The show's sketches often parody contemporary American culture...

    and the Police Academy movies
  • Natalia Livingston
    Natalia Livingston
    Natalia Livingston is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Emily Quartermaine and Rebecca Shaw on General Hospital and the role of Taylor Walker on the NBC soap opera Days of our Lives before being replaced after a few months by ex General Hospital , ex Days of our Lives , and ex...

    General Hospital actress
  • Terry McGovern
    Terry McGovern (boxer)
    Terrible Terry McGovern , born John Terrence McGovern in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, United States, was a boxer who held the world bantamweight and featherweight titles.-Professional career:...

     (1880–1918) — Hall of Fame boxer
  • Charles T. Menoher
    Charles T. Menoher
    Major General Charles Thomas Menoher was a U.S. Army general, first Chief of the United States Army Air Service, and commanded the U.S. Army Hawaiian Department from 1924-1925...

     (1862–1930) — World War I
    World War I
    World War I , which was predominantly called the World War or the Great War from its occurrence until 1939, and the First World War or World War I thereafter, was a major war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918...

     general
  • John Murtha
    John Murtha
    John Patrick "Jack" Murtha, Jr. was an American politician from the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Murtha, a Democrat, represented Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1974 until his death in 2010....

     (1932–2010)-U.S. Congressman
  • David Noon
    David Noon
    David Noon is a contemporary classical composer and educator. He has written over 200 works from opera to chamber music. Noon's composition teachers have included Karl Kohn, Darius Milhaud, Charles Jones, Yehudi Wyner, Mario Davidovsky, and Wlodzimierz Kotonski...

    –composer
  • Michael Novak
    Michael Novak
    Michael Novak is an American Catholic philosopher, journalist, novelist, and diplomat. The author of more than twenty-five books on the philosophy and theology of culture, Novak is most widely known for his book The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism...

    —author, philosopher, Roman Catholic theologian and United States diplomat. Novak is currently George Frederick Jewett Scholar in Religion, Philosophy, and Public Policy at the American Enterprise Institute
    American Enterprise Institute
    The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research is a conservative think tank founded in 1943. Its stated mission is "to defend the principles and improve the institutions of American freedom and democratic capitalism—limited government, private enterprise, individual liberty and...

    . He was the 1994 recipient of the Templeton Prize
    Templeton Prize
    The Templeton Prize is an annual award presented by the Templeton Foundation. Established in 1972, it is awarded to a living person who, in the estimation of the judges, "has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life's spiritual dimension, whether through insight, discovery, or practical...

    .
  • Joe O'Donnell (1922–2007) — documentarian, photojournalist and a photographer for the US Information Agency
  • Joe Pass
    Joe Pass
    Joe Pass was an Italian-American jazz guitarist of Sicilian descent. He is generally considered to be one of the greatest jazz guitarists of the 20th century...

     (1929–1994) — jazz guitarist
  • Herb Pfuhl
    Herb Pfuhl
    Herbert "Herb" Pfuhl Jr. was an American politician and teacher. Pfuhl was the longest serving Mayor of Johnstown, Pennsylvania in history, serving six terms as head of the city from 1971 to 1977 and again from 1982 to his retirement in 1993.Pfuhl faced major challenges during his two decade long...

     - longest serving Mayor of Johnstown
  • Ray Scott
    Ray Scott (sportscaster)
    Ray Scott , was an American sportscaster, best known for his broadcasts for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. His brother Hal Scott was also a sportscaster.-Early life and career:Scott began his broadcasting career on local radio in the late 1930s...

     (1920–1998) - sportscaster
  • Russell Shorto
    Russell Shorto
    Russell Shorto is an American author, historian and journalist, best known for his book on the Dutch origins of New York City, The Island at the Center of the World...

     - acclaimed author of "Island at the Center of the World" and "Descartes Bones"
  • Edward A. Silk
    Edward A. Silk
    Edward A. Silk was a United States Army officer and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in World War II....

     (1916–1955) - Medal of Honor
    Medal of Honor
    The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States government. It is bestowed by the President, in the name of Congress, upon members of the United States Armed Forces who distinguish themselves through "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his or her...

     winner
  • Geroy Simon
    Geroy Simon
    Geroy Simon is a professional Canadian football slotback with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League...

     - professional football player. Slotback for the CFL
    Canadian Football League
    The Canadian Football League or CFL is a professional sports league located in Canada. The CFL is the highest level of competition in Canadian football, a form of gridiron football closely related to American football....

    's BC Lions
    BC Lions
    The BC Lions are a professional Canadian football team competing in the West Division of Canadian Football League . Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, the Lions play their home games at BC Place Stadium in Downtown Vancouver, having previously played at Empire Stadium in East Vancouver from 1954...

    . 2006 CFL's Most Outstanding Player Award
    CFL's Most Outstanding Player Award
    The Most Outstanding Player Award is annually awarded to the best player in the Canadian Football League. The Most Outstanding Player award can be compared to the National Football League's Most Valuable Player, otherwise known as the "MVP" award...

  • Mark Singel
    Mark Singel
    Mark Stephen Singel served as the Democratic lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania from 1987 to 1995 under Bob Casey He was acting governor from June 14, 1993, to December 13, 1993, during Casey's lengthy battle with amyloidosis and subsequent multiple organ transplant.A graduate of Pennsylvania...

     - former Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania
    Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania
    The Lieutenant Governor is a constitutional officer of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Lieutenant Governor is elected every four years along with the Governor. Jim Cawley of Bucks County is the incumbent Lieutenant Governor...

    ; acting governor
    Acting governor
    An acting governor is a constitutional position created in some U.S. states when the governor dies in office or resigns. In some states, the governor may also be declared to be incapacitated and unable to function for various reasons, including illness and absence from the state for more than a...

     from June 14, 1993, to December 13, 1993.
  • Emil Sitka
    Emil Sitka
    Emil Sitka was a veteran American actor who appeared in hundreds of movies, short films, and television shows, and is best known for his numerous appearances with the Three Stooges—nearly 40...

     (1914–1998) - actor, whose famous line "Hold hands, you lovebirds!" earned him the moniker as the fourth of the Three Stooges
    Three Stooges
    The Three Stooges were an American vaudeville and comedy act of the early to mid–20th century best known for their numerous short subject films. Their hallmark was physical farce and extreme slapstick. In films, the Stooges were commonly known by their first names: "Moe, Larry, and Curly" and "Moe,...

  • Frank Solich
    Frank Solich
    Frank Solich is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head coach at Ohio University, a position he has held since the 2005 season...

     - football coach
  • John Stofa
    John Stofa
    John Stofa son of the late John and Ann Stofa and a former American college and professional American football quarterback. He was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania and graduated from Bishop McCort High School. He attended the University at Buffalo where he played as a member of the Buffalo Bulls...

     (1942-present) - Pro football quarterback for NFL Teams: Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, and Cincinnati Bengals.
  • Michael Strank
    Michael Strank
    Michael Strank was a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He was photographed raising the flag atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima. The leader of the group in the famous picture was Strank, who got the order to climb Mt. Suribachi to lay telephone wire...

     (1919–1945) - World War II hero and one of the six U.S. Marines pictured in the famous Iwo Jima flag raising photo, from Johnstown suburb of Franklin
  • LaRod Stephens-Howling
    LaRod Stephens-Howling
    LaRod Stephens-Howling is an American football running back and kickoff returner for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Cardinals in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft...

     - professional football player. Running Back for the NFL's Arizona Cardinals
    Arizona Cardinals
    The Arizona Cardinals are a professional American football team based in Glendale, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix. They are currently members of the Western Division of the National Football Conference in the National Football League...

  • BIG Brian Subich - World ranked competitive eater, competed in the Nathan's Hot Dog eating contest.
  • John J. Tominac
    John J. Tominac
    John Joseph Tominac was a United States Army officer and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in World War II.-Military career:...

     (1922–1998) - Medal of Honor
    Medal of Honor
    The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States government. It is bestowed by the President, in the name of Congress, upon members of the United States Armed Forces who distinguish themselves through "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his or her...

     winner
  • Pete Vuckovich
    Pete Vuckovich
    Peter Dennis Vuckovich is a retired American starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who came across as an intimidating presence on the mound with his 6'4" 220 lb frame and Fu Manchu moustache. Vuckovich was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 1974...

     - Cy Young Award
    Cy Young Award
    The Cy Young Award is an honor given annually in baseball to the best pitchers in Major League Baseball , one each for the American League and National League . The award was first introduced in 1956 by Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick in honor of Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young, who died in 1955...

     winning pitcher
  • John Walker
    John Walker (organist)
    John C. Walker , more familiarly known as John Walker, is an American concert organist, choirmaster, and CD recording artist. Walker has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Asia, and Europe...

     - organist
  • Michael Walzer
    Michael Walzer
    Michael Walzer is a prominent American political philosopher and public intellectual. A professor emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, he is co-editor of Dissent, an intellectual magazine that he has been affiliated with since his years as an undergraduate at...

     - philosopher and political scientist born in New York but raised in Johnstown.
  • Ian Williams - guitarist and instrumentalist from rock bands, Don Caballero
    Don Caballero
    Don Caballero are an American rock group from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The group took their name from the character Guy Caballero, portrayed by Joe Flaherty, on the sketch comedy show Second City Television...

     (from 1992–2000) and Battles
    Battles (band)
    Battles is an American experimental rock group, founded in 2002 in New York City, comprising guitarists Ian Williams and Dave Konopka , and drummer John Stanier .-Biography:...


Political jurisdictions in the Johnstown MSA

Adams Township
Adams Township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Adams Township is a township in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 6,495 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Adams Township is located at...

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Addison Borough
Addison, Pennsylvania
Addison is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 214 at the 2000 census.-Geography:...

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Addison Township
Addison Township, Pennsylvania
Addison Township is a township in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,019 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:...

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Allegheny Township
Allegheny Township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Allegheny Township is a township in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,498 at the 2000 census. The township is the site of the Federal Correctional Institution, Loretto.-Geography:Allegheny...

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Allegheny Township, Somerset County
Allegheny Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Allegheny Township is a township in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 654 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania United States metropolitan area.-Geography:...

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Ashville Borough
Ashville, Pennsylvania
Ashville is a borough in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Altoona, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 279 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Ashville is located at ....

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Barr Township
Barr Township, Pennsylvania
Barr Township is a township in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 2,175. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:...

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Benson Borough
Benson, Pennsylvania
Benson is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. The town is more commonly known to locals as Hollsopple, which is also the United States Postal Service name for the town, zip code 15935. The population was 194 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania...

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Black Township
Black Township, Pennsylvania
Black Township is a township in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 980 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:...

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Blacklick Township
Blacklick Township, Pennsylvania
Blacklick Township is a township in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,200 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:...

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Benson Borough
Boswell, Pennsylvania
Boswell is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,364 at the 2000 census.-Geography:...

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Brothersvalley Township
Brothersvalley Township, Pennsylvania
Brothersvalley Township is a township in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 4,184 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:...

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Cambria Township
Cambria Township, Pennsylvania
Cambria Township is a township in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 6,323 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area and geographically surrounds the Borough of Ebensburg....

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Callimont Borough
Callimont, Pennsylvania
Callimont is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 51 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:...

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Carolltown Borough
Carrolltown, Pennsylvania
Carrolltown is a borough within East Carroll Township in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,049 at the 2000 census...

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Casselman Borough
Casselman, Pennsylvania
Casselman is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 99 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:Casselman is located at ....

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Central City Borough
Central City, Pennsylvania
Central City is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,258 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area...

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Chest Springs Borough
Chest Springs, Pennsylvania
Chest Springs is a borough in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area...

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Chest Township
Chest Township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Chest Township is a township in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 346 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:...

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Clearfield Township
Clearfield Township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Clearfield Township is a township in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,680 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:...

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Conemaugh Township, Cambria County
Conemaugh Township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Conemaugh Township is a township in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,145 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:...

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Conemaugh Township, Somerset County
Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Conemaugh Township is a township in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 7,452 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area...

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Confluence Borough
Confluence, Pennsylvania
Confluence is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 834 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Confluence is located at ....

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Croyle Township
Croyle Township, Pennsylvania
Croyle Township is a township in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area...

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Daisytown Borough
Daisytown, Pennsylvania
Daisytown is a borough in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 356 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Daisytown is located at ....

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Dale Borough
Dale, Pennsylvania
Dale is a borough in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,503 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Dale is located at ....

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East Carroll Township
East Carroll Township, Pennsylvania
East Carroll Township is a township in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States which contains Carrolltown. The population was 1,798 at the 2000 census...

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East Conemaugh Borough
East Conemaugh, Pennsylvania
East Conemaugh is a borough within Conemaugh Township in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area...

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East Taylor Township
East Taylor Township, Pennsylvania
East Taylor Township is a township in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States, The population was 2,726 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:...

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Ebensburg Borough
Ebensburg, Pennsylvania
Ebensburg is a borough located in, and is the seat of, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, west of Altoona and surrounded by Cambria Township. It is situated in the Alleghenies about 2025 feet above sea level. Ebensburg is located in a rich bituminous coal region. In the past, saw mills, tanneries,...

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Ehrenfeld Borough
Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania
Ehrenfeld is a borough in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area and is largely considered part of the Pittsburgh Tri-State area. The population was 234 at the 2000 census...

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Elder Township
Elder Township, Pennsylvania
Elder Township is a township in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States, about 14 miles WNW of Altoona. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 990. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:...

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Elk Lick Township
Elk Lick Township, Pennsylvania
Elk Lick Township is a township in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,293 at the 2000 census. Located within the township is Mount Davis, the highest point in Pennsylvania at 3,213 ft...

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Fairhope Township
Fairhope Township, Pennsylvania
Fairhope Township is a township in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 137 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:...

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Ferndale Borough
Ferndale, Pennsylvania
For the village in Bucks County, see Nockamixon Township, Pennsylvania.Ferndale is a borough in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,834 at the 2000 census...

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Franklin Borough
Franklin, Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Franklin is a borough in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. In the 2000 census, the borough population was 442.-Geography:Franklin is located at ....

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Garrett Borough
Garrett, Pennsylvania
Garrett is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 449 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Garrett is located at ....

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Geistown Borough
Geistown, Pennsylvania
Geistown is a borough in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,555 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Geistown is located at ....

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Greenville Township
Greenville Township, Pennsylvania
Greenville Township is in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 718 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:...

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Hasting Borough
Hastings, Pennsylvania
Hastings is a borough in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,398 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Hastings is located at ....

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Hooversville Borough
Hooversville, Pennsylvania
Hooversville is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 779 at the 2000 census.-History:...

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Jenner Township
Jenner Township, Pennsylvania
Jenner Township is a township in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 4,054 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area....

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Indian Lake Borough
Indian Lake, Pennsylvania
Indian Lake is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 394 at the 2010 census, down from 450 in 2000...

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Jefferson Township, Somerset County
Jefferson Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Jefferson Township is a township in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,375 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:...

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Jennerstown Borough
Jennerstown, Pennsylvania
Jennerstown is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 714 at the 2000 census. The borough is the home of Jennerstown Speedway. The town was named for Edward Jenner.Jennerstown is located...

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Larimer Township
Larimer Township, Pennsylvania
Larimer Township is a township in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 590 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:It is located approximately at 39.8015 by -78.9488...

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Lincoln Township, Somerset County
Lincoln Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Lincoln Township is a township in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,669 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:...

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Lorain Borough
Lorain, Pennsylvania
Lorain is a borough in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 747 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Lorain is located at ....

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Lower Turkeyfoot Township
Lower Turkeyfoot Township, Pennsylvania
Lower Turkeyfoot Township is a township in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 672 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:...

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Lower Yoder Township
Lower Yoder Township, Pennsylvania
Lower Yoder Township is a township in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States, The population was 3,029 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:...

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Meyersdale Borough
Meyersdale, Pennsylvania
Meyersdale is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, on the Casselman River, southeast of Pittsburgh. In the past, its chief industry was the mining of coal. Meyersdale was first settled as early as 1776, but the growth of the town dates from the advent of the first railroad in 1871. Coal...

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Middlecreek Township, Somerset County
Middlecreek Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Middlecreek Township is a township in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 797 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:...

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Middle Taylor Township
Middle Taylor Township, Pennsylvania
Middle Taylor Township is a township in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States, about 25 miles WSW of Altoona, Pennsylvania. The population was 792 at the 2000 census...

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Milford Township, Somerset County
Milford Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Milford Township is a township in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,561 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:...

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New Baltimore Borough
New Baltimore, Pennsylvania
New Baltimore is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 168 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:New Baltimore is located at ....

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New Centerville Borough
New Centerville, Pennsylvania
New Centerville is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 193 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:...

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Northampton Township, Somerset County
Northampton Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Northampton Township is a township in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 366 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:...

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Northern Cambria
Northern Cambria, Pennsylvania
Northern Cambria is a borough in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, USA. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 4,199 at the 2000 census....

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Ogle Township
Ogle Township, Pennsylvania
Ogle Township is a township in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 588 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:...

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Paint Borough
Paint, Pennsylvania
Paint is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,103 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:Paint is located at ....


Paint Township, Somerset County
Paint Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Paint Township is a township in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,300 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:...

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Patton Borough
Patton, Pennsylvania
Patton is a borough in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, northwest of Altoona, in an agricultural region. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 1900, 2,651 people lived here, and in 1910, 3,907 people inhabited Patton. The population was 2,023 at the 2000...

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Portage Borough
Portage, Pennsylvania
Portage is a borough within Portage Township in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, southeast of Ebensburg and west-southwest of Altoona. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. Coal mining was the lifeblood of Portage. In 1900, 816 people lived there, and in 1910,...

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Quemahoning Township
Quemahoning Township, Pennsylvania
Quemahoning Township is a township in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,180 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area....

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Richland Township
Richland Township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Richland Township is a township in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 12,598 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:...

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Rockwood Borough
Rockwood, Pennsylvania
Rockwood is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 954 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:Rockwood is located at ....

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Salisbury Borough
Salisbury, Pennsylvania
Salisbury is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 878 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.-History:...

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Scalp Level Borough
Scalp Level, Pennsylvania
Scalp Level is a borough in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area...

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Seven Springs Borough
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania
Seven Springs is a borough in Somerset and Fayette Counties, Pennsylvania. The Somerset County portion of the borough is part of the Johnstown Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the Fayette County portion is part of the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 127 at the 2000...

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South Fork Borough
South Fork, Pennsylvania
South Fork is a borough in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area...

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Shade Township
Shade Township, Pennsylvania
Shade Township is a township in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,886 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. Shade township was incorporated in 1816. The township was first settled in 1772 and was formed from...

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Shanksville Borough
Shanksville, Pennsylvania
Shanksville is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States, with a population of 245, as of the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area and is approximately 60 miles southeast from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania...

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Somerset Borough
Somerset, Pennsylvania
-Demographics:As of the census of 2000, there were 6,762 people, 3,035 households, and 1,717 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,466.0 people per square mile . There were 3,313 housing units at an average density of 1,208.2 per square mile...

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Somerset Township, Somerset County
Somerset Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Somerset Township is a township in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 12,122 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area and encompasses the census-designated place of Friedens, Pennsylvania.-Geography:According to the...

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Southampton Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Southampton Township is a township in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 655 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:...

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Southmont Borough
Southmont, Pennsylvania
Southmont is a borough in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,262 at the 2000 census...

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Stoneycreek Township, Cambria County
Stonycreek Township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Stonycreek Township is a township in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,204 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:...

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Stonycreek Township, Somerset County
Stonycreek Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Stonycreek Township is a township in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,221 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.-History:...

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Summerhill Borough
Summerhill, Pennsylvania
Summerhill is a borough in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 521 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Summerhill is located at ....

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Stoystown Borough
Stoystown, Pennsylvania
Stoystown is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 428 at the 2000 census...

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Summerhill Township
Summerhill Township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Summerhill Township is a township in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,724 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:...

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Summit Township, Somerset County
Summit Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Summit Township is a township in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in the United States. The population was 2,368 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:...

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Susquehanna Township
Susquehanna Township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Susquehanna Township is a township in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,198 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.-History:...

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Upper Turkeyfoot Township
Upper Turkeyfoot Township, Pennsylvania
Upper Turkeyfoot Township is a township in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,232 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:...

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Upper Yoder Township
Upper Yoder Township, Pennsylvania
Upper Yoder Township is a township in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 5,862 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:...

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Ursina Borough
Ursina, Pennsylvania
Ursina is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 254 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Ursina is located at ....

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Vintondale Borough
Vintondale, Pennsylvania
Vintondale is a borough in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 528 at the 2000 census.-Geography:...

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Wellersburg Borough
Wellersburg, Pennsylvania
Wellersburg is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area...

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West Carroll Township
West Carroll Township, Pennsylvania
West Carroll Township is a township in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States and consists of the communities of Bakerton, Barnes, Carrolltown Road, Elmora and St. Benedict. The population was 1,445 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical...

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West Taylor Township
West Taylor Township, Pennsylvania
West Taylor Township is a township in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 862 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:...

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Westmont Borough
Westmont, Pennsylvania
Westmont is a borough in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 5,523 at the 2000 census.-Geography:...

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White Township
White Township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania
White Township is a township in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 813 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:...

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Wilmore Borough
Wilmore, Pennsylvania
Wilmore is a borough in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 252 at the 2000 census.-Geography:...

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Windber Borough
Windber, Pennsylvania
Windber is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, eight miles south of Johnstown. It was at one time a place of industrial activities which included coal mining, lumbering, and the manufacture of fire brick. In 1897, the community was founded by coal barons Charles and Edward Julius Berwind...


See also

  • Cambria Somerset Authority
    Cambria Somerset Authority
    The Cambria Somerset Authority was formed in 1999, in anticipation of acquiring water interests and related land properties of Manufacturers Water Company, a subsidiary of Bethlehem Steel Corporation. Transfer of ownership occurred in August, 2000...

     - Water supply authority for Cambria County and Somerset County
  • List of municipal authorities in Cambria County, Pennsylvania
  • In Sunlight, In a Beautiful Garden
    In Sunlight, In a Beautiful Garden
    In Sunlight, In a Beautiful Garden is the second novel of the American writer Kathleen Cambor.A historical novel, its plot is based on the Johnstown Flood of 1889, when more than 2,000 people drowned after the collapse of the South Fork Dam...

    , a novel about the flood

Further reading

  • David McCullough
    David McCullough
    David Gaub McCullough is an American author, narrator, historian, and lecturer. He is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States' highest civilian award....

    . The Johnstown Flood, ISBN 0-671-20714-8
  • Karl Berger, M.D., editor. Johnstown: Story of a Unique Valley, published by the Johnstown Flood Museum, 1984.
  • CityofJohnstown.net
  • Morawska, Ewa. (2004) For Bread with Butter: The Life-Worlds of East Central Europeans in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 1890-1940., Cambridge University Press. http://books.google.com/books?id=IfBbCiIt-40C&printsec=frontcover
  • Morawska, Ewa. (1999). Insecure Prosperity. Princeton University Press. http://books.google.com/books?id=nudlrrzCpQgC

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