Scott Green Sr. '36 here:
In reply to Pat Gannon Voye's question about the 1936 St. Patrick's Day flood:
I was a senior in CHS when it hit and I remember riding with my dad (a Joseph Horne Co. employee) to the north end of the West End bridge and seeing people evacuated by small boats from second floor windows. That flood reached the balcony of Horne's, and the entire Point was flooded up to Grant St. The entire city was without electricity for several days and I remember eating by candlelight, and playing old 78 RPM's on our hand cranked Victrola.
The Johnstown flood was much earlier and unrelated to the '36 flood. It was the result of a broken dam that had been built to form a private lake for a group of wealthy Pittsburgers as a hunting/fishing resort. The dam was above the city of Johnstown (on the Loyalhanna River I think) and after severe rains it let go, releasing a huge wave of water that carried everything in it's path. Without research I can say that thousands of lives were lost in one of the worst disasters of American history.
Our Historian, John Small, could add to this story, I'm sure.
To Adele Johler Roupp, '66, who asked for volunteer vehicles for the Crafton Celebrates Parade:
Could you use a pink 1962 or '63 Mercury four door sedan, in mint condition and loaded with chrome? It is not a convertible but has a retractible rear window. This vehicle is owned by Jim Izatt, Patsy Green Izatt's hubby, who would be glad to chauffeur Pat, '58, sister Paula Green Hustwit, '62, and me,'36. We are not sure of the date so perhaps someone could reply to this message?
Scott Green, '36