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#StoriesMW - Aftermath of 1900 Storm, looking out from #bishopspalace
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The 1900 Storm is one of Galveston's most famous stories.
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Today we want you to share your family's Great Storm stories. Use the comment section below and let the history flow!
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Thanks to Eloise Jackson Howell, great-granddaughter of Esther Gresham Lockhart, for the photograph.
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#MuseumWeek #TBT #greatstorm #1900storm #familystories #vintagephoto #oldphoto #oldphotograph #aftermath #galveston #galvestontx #galvestonisland #galvestonhistory #galvestonhistoricalfoundation #ghf #lovegalveston #mygalveston

This plaque identifies our house as one that survived the storm of September 8, 1900. "Oh, everything is a total wreck, people, houses, cattle, all gone, all my uncles and wives are drowned and all my friends are lost forevermore, we have no food or money. Galveston is no more." From a letter written September 12, 1900.
The hurricane killed close to 10,000 people and remains the country's worst natural disaster in terms of lives lost. #1900storm

September 8, 1900.
116 years ago today a disastrous hurricane befell upon the city of Galveston, which it never fully recovered from. With winds estimated in excess of 120 miles per hour struck the city around noon. By late afternoon, severe flooding and airborne debris made the streets impassible. After 6:30 pm, a tidal surge cresting between four and six feet above flood level rolled across the island from the Gulf shore, burying parts of the city under as much as fifteen feet of water. Waves and wind swept debris and whole buildings into other buildings, crushing them under the force of the impact. Six thousand people at minimum were killed and property losses were estimated at $20 million. But the determination of the survivors of the Storm of 1900 to rebuild the shattered city initially was expressed in a pair of titanic engineering projects: the construction of the Galveston Seawall and the raising of the city's grade level. Which these astounding engineering feats, wonders of the world are greatly unknown and underestimated by people today.
The picture above is the Letitia Rosenberg Home for Aged Women, 1804 Rosenberg Avenue (25th Street) Galveston, Texas.
Built 1895, Alfred Muller, Architect. Although this image of the building is after the storm of 1900, altered by an unknown architect and losing its original "16th century Renaissance" look; its impressive to know it survived the storm while once occupied adjacent property's were left bare.

Survivors of the storm that hit Galveston Island in 1900. Doors! #1900storm #gulfofmexico #galveston #galvestontexas #galvestonhistory

Tropical Storm Cindy is heading towards the Gulf Coast and Tropical [Im]pression: A Gulf Coast Hurricane Retrospective exhibit comes to an end on June 24. This book: Galveston: The Day Before and the Day After the Great Storm circa 1902 is filled with pictures of buildings and streets that were both spared and destroyed in the hurricane. Come in and check out the exhibit and all the moving images, the Museum Gallery is free.
#theheritagesociety #tropicalstorms #gulfcoaststorms #1900storm #greathurricaneof1900 #galvestonstorm #hurricanes #houston #tropicalimpression #humanitiestexas #museumofthegulfcoast http://ow.ly/kleW30cMjer

The Greek Revival Menard House, 1838, was the home of Galveston's founder, Michel Menard. It has survived a good many hurricanes, the last being Ike in 2008. #galvestonarchitecture #1900storm.

#1900storm #texasrevolution nice work camera crew! can almost see the band! #HoustonTexas #MemorialHighSchool Reata 1970 yearbook

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#StoriesMW - Aftermath of 1900 Storm, looking out from #bishopspalace
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The 1900 Storm is one of Galveston's most famous stories.
__
Today we want you to share your family's Great Storm stories. Use the comment section below and let the history flow!
__
Thanks to Eloise Jackson Howell, great-granddaughter of Esther Gresham Lockhart, for the photograph.
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#MuseumWeek #TBT #greatstorm #1900storm #familystories #vintagephoto #oldphoto #oldphotograph #aftermath #galveston #galvestontx #galvestonisland #galvestonhistory #galvestonhistoricalfoundation #ghf #lovegalveston #mygalveston

Tropical Storm Cindy is heading towards the Gulf Coast and Tropical [Im]pression: A Gulf Coast Hurricane Retrospective exhibit comes to an end on June 24. This book: Galveston: The Day Before and the Day After the Great Storm circa 1902 is filled with pictures of buildings and streets that were both spared and destroyed in the hurricane. Come in and check out the exhibit and all the moving images, the Museum Gallery is free.
#theheritagesociety #tropicalstorms #gulfcoaststorms #1900storm #greathurricaneof1900 #galvestonstorm #hurricanes #houston #tropicalimpression #humanitiestexas #museumofthegulfcoast http://ow.ly/kleW30cMjer

The Galveston seawall and raising of the city is a great story of resilience. Learn more in the latest episode of @wiseabouttexas at http://ow.ly/tnSP30bX9Od #Texas #Texashistory #igtexas #love #photooftheday #picoftheday #instagood #follow #followme #me #instafollow #history #galveston #1900storm #hurricane #seawall #beach #galvestontx #galvestonbeach

In early May our resident "super computer that knows a lot of history," also known as GHF's Historian, Jami Durham, skyped with students from Navarro Middle School in Rosenberg, Texas.
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The students had just finished reading "Dark Water Rising," a novel about the 1900 storm and had prepared questions to ask Jami. From the wonderful thank you notes received it was a wonderful experience for both sides and one we hope to repeat!
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Thank you to Navarro Middle School, the students' teacher Ms. Schmidt for arranging the Skype session, and of course Jami Durham.
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#thankyou #thankyounotes #teaching #learning #middleschool #galvestonhurricane #greatstorm #1900storm #galveston #galvestontx #galvestonisland #galvestonhistory #galvestonhistoricalfoundation #ghf #lovegalveston #mygalveston

For over 100 years, the seawall has protected Galveston Island. Learn more in the latest episode of @wiseabouttexas at http://ow.ly/ZP6v30bX9Oa #Texas #Texashistory #igtexas #love #photooftheday #picoftheday #instagood #follow #followme #me #instafollow #history #galveston #1900storm #hurricane #seawall #beach #galvestontx #galvestonbeach

One of the greatest civic projects in history was in Galveston, Texas. Learn more in the latest episode of @wiseabouttexas at http://ow.ly/BCnG30bX9O8 #Texas #Texashistory #igtexas #love #photooftheday #picoftheday #instagood #follow #followme #me #instafollow #history #galveston #1900storm #hurricane #seawall #beach #galvestontx #galvestonbeach

Not all buildings had to be raised in Galveston. Learn more in the latest episode of @wiseabouttexas at http://ow.ly/sjSI30bX9O5 #Texas #Texashistory #igtexas #love #photooftheday #picoftheday #instagood #follow #followme #me #instafollow #history #galveston #1900storm #hurricane #seawall #beach #galvestontx #galvestonbeach

For less than 2 million, Galveston was protected from some big hurricanes. Learn more in the latest episode of @wiseabouttexas at http://ow.ly/EalP30bX9O2 #Texas #Texashistory #igtexas #love #photooftheday #picoftheday #instagood #follow #followme #me #instafollow #history #galveston #1900storm #hurricane #seawall #beach #galvestontx #galvestonbeach

Texans have always been inventive. Even in the face of disaster. Learn more in the latest episode of @wiseabouttexas at http://ow.ly/nk2e30bX9NX #Texas #Texashistory #igtexas #love #photooftheday #picoftheday #instagood #follow #followme #me #instafollow #history #galveston #1900storm #hurricane #seawall #beach #galvestontx #galvestonbeach

As hurricane season approaches, let's play defense. Learn more in the latest episode of @wiseabouttexas at http://ow.ly/xT8l30bX9NW #Texas #Texashistory #igtexas #love #photooftheday #picoftheday #instagood #follow #followme #me #instafollow #history #galveston #1900storm #hurricane #seawall #beach #galvestontx #galvestonbeach

A government project that came in within $500 of its budget, and saved a city. Learn more in the latest episode of @wiseabouttexas at http://ow.ly/adZ930bX9NV #Texas #Texashistory #igtexas #love #photooftheday #picoftheday #instagood #follow #followme #me #instafollow #history #galveston #1900storm #hurricane #seawall #beach #galvestontx #galvestonbeach

A government project that came in within $500 of its budget, and saved a city. Learn more in the latest episode of @wiseabouttexas at http://ow.ly/adZ930bX9NV #Texas #Texashistory #igtexas #love #photooftheday #picoftheday #instagood #follow #followme #me #instafollow #history #galveston #1900storm #hurricane #seawall #beach #galvestontx #galvestonbeach

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