A Look Back - Ocean City Sentinel: Opinion

A Look Back

By Karen Bruno | Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 10:18 am

July 14th 

1889 – Survivors of that May’s Johnstown flood were staying at Atlantic City’s Children’s Seashore House and the nearby Mercer Memorial House.  Both facilities were established to provide ailing women and children an opportunity to benefit from the seashore.  Over 2,000 died in the flood leaving 124 women and 198 men widowed and 98 children orphaned.   

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