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Kathleen George began a project to write a story related to the Johnstown Flood as its two hundredth anniversary approached. The anniversary passed and she continued to work and re-work the project over the next twenty plus years. Sometimes the work was simply titled Johnstown Stories, other times as Birth Offerings. In 2014, The Johnstown Girls was published by the University of Pittsburgh Press. The book's release coincided with the Flood's two hundred and twenty fifth anniversary. For drafts and other materials of The Johnstown Girls see the novel's section in the Published Works subseries.


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