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Escape from the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club

This month's feature is a salute to local legend.  

The Johnstown Flood of May 31, 1889 killed 2,209 people when the South Fork Dam ruptured sending an est. 20 million tons of water down upon the city.  

In the years prior to the dam's failure, several safety features of the dam to prevent overflow and failure were either removed or ignored by members of the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club, (owners of the dam).  The club was comprised of 50 or so extremely wealthy and influential businessmen, industrialists, and politicians and their families.

Local legend suggests that immediately following the disaster, several club members were seen fleeing the area through the woods on horseback in the dead of night.

This piece will be featured in an upcoming exhibit entitled “Art of Facts” to be held at the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Brian Dumm is a professional artist, designer, and art educator.  His award-winning artwork has been published globally since 2005 in children's literature, digital apps, advertising, package design, and more.  Brian is experienced in vector based imaging as well.

Meeting deadlines, and providing creative, quality, professional artwork are what Brian Dumm illustration is noted for.  Enjoy some samples in the gallery, and contact us for more information.
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