Galveston Storm of 1900





The deadliest hurricane in U.S. history struck Galveston in September 1900. Six thousand people died. (1994)

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23 thoughts on “Galveston Storm of 1900

  1. My great grandpa was a boy at that orphanage his name was Andrew he was 4 he died in that storm 🙁 my great great grandma and grandpa both had the yellow fever

  2. So horrific & sad. WHY would officials even permit ANYthing to be built so close to the wild unpredictable Gulf of Mexico!? They still build vacation houses & "we" the taxpayers end up thru insurance & FEMA $ covering such foolish PREVENTABLE losses.

  3. Director Moore of the Weather Bureau strictly forbade the use of the term "hurricane" in weather forecasts; he believed that the credibility of the Bureau had been seriously damaged by "crying wolf" too many times prior to his tenure.

  4. she was 21, when I left Galveston…Galveston, oh Galveston, I still hear her sea waves crashing, as the cannon balls are flashing. I just clean my gun, and dream of Galveston.

  5. i used to live there and the house was totally haunted, my mother scream to the ghost and told him that he is dead and this house is ours and worked ! the ghost left, the house was. by 12 and church st.

  6. Uh, it's about 12,000. I have the book "The Great Galveston Disaster", a book printed in 1900 (literally just months after the storm). The ancient book has government documents, correspondence, and testimonials. The governor at the time predicted roughly 12,000 after initial estimates were clearly wrong. They tried to guess, but communication lines were down and the island was inaccessible for a week. Bodies were everywhere, and they tried to toss the dead back into the sea to prevent pestilence. However, it was too tedious. tens of thousands of livestock were also in need of disposal, lest the decay threaten the lives of the living further. So, they began burning bodies in the streets. It truly is a fascinating book, and it was worth the amount I paid to add it to my antique collection.

  7. @96aggiesrock actually, atop the remains lies the grand hotel Gálvez, a huge hotel built in 1910 to commemorate the recovery of Galveston after the great storm. Right above the exact location of the corpses resting places is a large brass statue depicting one of the sisters leading the orphans, a homage to the bravery of the nuns and the tragedy of the loss of life.

  8. The city never recovered from this.. In 114 years the population has grown by about 20,000 and this is coming from a city that was once named the Wall Street of the South and former capitol of Texas.. Sadly nowadays the city is one big ghetto and few Ancient neighborhoods still stand but neverless this city is haunted and frankly only ppl who can't afford to leave or beach ppl still Iive here.. Man to think this city could have been bigger than Houston had this storm not destroyed everything is amazing

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