Over a hundred years ago, the Charlestown Flood wiped out much of the city. A monument of a dog was placed in the town square to commemorate the disaster. In the 1970's, the mill was closing putting many of the people of Charlestown out of work. The financial situation in the city caused the Chiefs team to fold.
Behind the ScenesEdit
It is never stated in the film where exactly Charlestown is located. But since screenwriter Nancy Dowd based the city on Johnstown, Pennsylvania, it is assumed that Charlestown is in Pennsylvania.