johnstown

Friends? [Johnstown, PA - Altoona, PA Area]

I’m dead serious on this. I’m looking for friends to hang out with. I just moved here not to long ago.

  • In person; I’m kinda shy/quiet until I get to know you.
  • I like Avenged Sevenfold, My Chemical Romance, and such.
  • I also like Nightwish, Blue October, The Rasmus, and others.
  • I’m willing to do/go/hang out just about anywhere. I’m pretty desperate these days.
  • Nobody gets my gender right. Some people do. But not many.
  • If you are wondering, I prefer MALE terms. And I prefer to be called ‘Frank’ or 'Frankie’. Don’t spell it Franky. It looks odd to weird.
  • My family knows me as a female sadly.
  • I do have a job. Its a temporary season job that is going to end in like….a week.  I will hopefully have another job soon. And a car VERY soon.
  • I love to watch people draw and do random crap. I think I might just like to watch people in general.
  • I’m kinda of a creepy ugly person.
  • I’m 19 turning 20 at the end of October.
  • I WILL be dressing up for Halloween.

WAYS TO CONTACT ME;

Facebook- my name is 'Tracie Frank Thomas’

Twitter - FrankensteinT

Email - 0frankenstein0@gmail.com

Tumblr - Sanityhasleftusblind.tumblr.com

ChickenSmoothie - Faxon

DeviantArt - Ezoix

PLEASE o.o I am desperate for friends.

And I’m probably not going to get any responses. But, If I do, I hope I don’t die in the process.

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On This Day in Pittsburgh History: May 31, 1889 

Pittsburgh dispatched aid to Johnstown, where the flood toll was mounting to 2,300 dead. [Historic Pittsburgh; Wikipedia

Iron, coal, and steel were central to the town of Johnstown. By 1860, the Cambria Iron Company 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. 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 (240,000 m2) in Johnstown and employing 7,000. It owned 40,000 acres (160 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 (23 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 established the American Red Cross as the pre-eminent emergency relief organization in the United States. Founder Clara Barton, 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.