Johnstown, PA

Area Firsts

The first successful use of the pneumatic process in making U.S. steel was made at the Cambria Iron Works located in Johnstown, PA. William Kelly developed the converter type blast furnace that transformed crude iron into steel creating a better, more efficiently made product.


Cambria County Entertainers

Carroll Baker, Movie Actress
Born in Johnstown, Baker appeared in numerous European and American movies including Giant (1956), The Carpetbaggers (1964), Harlow (1965), How the West Was Won (1962), and most recently, Kindergarten Cop (1990). She received an Oscar nomination for her role in Baby Doll (1956). Baker has performed on Broadway, written three books and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


Johnstown in the Movies

Slapshot was released in 1977 and starred Paul Newman who led his failing minor league hockey team to success.


Johnstown Natives

Television actress, Natalia Livingston, was born in Johnstown. The Daytime Emmy Award-winning actress plays Emily Quartermaine on ABC's daytime soap opera, General Hospital.


Current Weather

64°F - cloudy

Follow Us

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Flickr
  • YouTube