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History of Galveston, Texas, USA

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The worst natural disaster in United States history was caused by a hurricane that hit Galveston in 1900. Over 8000 deaths were recorded.

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  • 1766 - The first recorded hurricane in Texas struck near Galveston

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  • 1854 - Galveston
    Galveston, a port of entry, the seat of justice of Galveston county, and the most populous and commercial city of Texas, is situated on an island at...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Galveston
    Galveston, a port of entry, the seat of justice of Galveston co., and the most populous and commercial city of Texas, is situated on the Gulf of...Read MORE...


  • February 15, 1895 - A big Gulf snowstorm produced 15 inches at Galveston TX.

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  • News 1900 - More than 6,000 die after storm washes over Galveston
    The nation's deadliest natural disaster, the storm struck with little warning late on Sept. 8. Storm tides of 8 to 15 feet inundated Galveston Island ...Read MORE...


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    Tremont Street, looking North. Galveston, Texas.
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    In the Surf
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  • News 1901 - October 8 - A deluge at Galveston, TX, produced nearly twelve inches of rain in about a six hour period. The rains came precisely thirteen months after the day of the famous Galveston hurricane disaster.

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    October 8, 1901

  • News 1909 - SLOOP'S MASTER MEETS DEATH. Capt. Matthews of the Ellen, Fishing Craft, Struck by Loosened Boom and Swept Overboard.
    SPECIAL TO THE NEWS.

    Galveston, Tex., July 22. - The dead body of Capt. D. T. Matthews, master of the sloop Ellen, was found on Friday morning at...Read MORE...


  • News 1915 - August 17 - A hurricane hit Galveston, TX, with wind gusts to 120 mph and a twelve foot storm surge.
    The storm claimed 275 lives, including forty-two on Galveston Island, with most deaths due to drowning. Of 250 homes built outside the seawall (which ...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    Galveston, a port of entry and capital of Galveston co., Tex., is situated on the Gulf of Mexico and on an island at the mouth of a bay of its own...Read MORE...


  • 1983 - Hurricane Alicia
    August 18, 1983
    Hurricane Alicia makes landfall at Galveston Island, Texas, unleashing 23 small tornadoes. The storm kills 21 people, leaves Houston ...Read MORE...




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  • 1766 - The first recorded hurricane in Texas struck near Galveston

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ txtimeln.htm
  • 1854 - Galveston
    Galveston, a port of entry, the seat of justice of Galveston county, and the most populous and commercial city of Texas, is situated on an island at... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Galveston
    Galveston, a port of entry, the seat of justice of Galveston co., and the most populous and commercial city of Texas, is situated on the Gulf of... Read MORE...

  • February 15, 1895 - A big Gulf snowstorm produced 15 inches at Galveston TX.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • News  1900 - More than 6,000 die after storm washes over Galveston
    The nation's deadliest natural disaster, the storm struck with little warning late on Sept. 8. Storm tides of 8 to 15 feet inundated Galveston Island ... Read MORE...

  • News  1901 - October 8 - A deluge at Galveston, TX, produced nearly twelve inches of rain in about a six hour period. The rains came precisely thirteen months after the day of the famous Galveston hurricane disaster.

    WeatherForYou.com
    October 8, 1901
  • News  1909 - SLOOP'S MASTER MEETS DEATH. Capt. Matthews of the Ellen, Fishing Craft, Struck by Loosened Boom and Swept Overboard.
    SPECIAL TO THE NEWS.

    Galveston, Tex., July 22. - The dead body of Capt. D. T. Matthews, master of the sloop Ellen, was found on Friday morning at... Read MORE...

  • News  1915 - August 17 - A hurricane hit Galveston, TX, with wind gusts to 120 mph and a twelve foot storm surge.
    The storm claimed 275 lives, including forty-two on Galveston Island, with most deaths due to drowning. Of 250 homes built outside the seawall (which ... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Galveston, a port of entry and capital of Galveston co., Tex., is situated on the Gulf of Mexico and on an island at the mouth of a bay of its own... Read MORE...

  • 1983 - Hurricane Alicia
    August 18, 1983
    Hurricane Alicia makes landfall at Galveston Island, Texas, unleashing 23 small tornadoes. The storm kills 21 people, leaves Houston ... Read MORE...

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