Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Deadliest Natural Disaster in US History

The Deadliest Natural Disaster in US History: By September of 1900, the city of Galveston, Texas, was the center of maritime shipping on the Texas Gulf Coast and held a virtual monopoly on commerce of all kinds. One of its main streets, the Strand (Avenue B), was known as the Wall Street of the Southwest. Many millionaires lived in Galveston, having made their fortunes there. Life was good for practically everyone, wealthy or no, but that was about to change.

3 comments:

Henry Melton said...

I was there on Galveston for the 2008 hurricane—drove down to meet it in fact. It was a very memorable experience, and although our condo had no damage, we took many pictures of the destruction all over the island. Not too long afterward, we sold the place.

Bill Crider said...

I remember some of your comments at the time. Live? That's how I remember it.

Dan said...

Our equivalent of Karakatoa.