Galveston Hurricane, 1900

Galveston destroyed in 1900



". . .splendid work was done by service forces in rescuing victims of the disaster and otherwise assisting the stricken population; in policing the city, issuing rations, repairing the lighthouse and starting the light, getting public utilities again in operation, and disposing of several thousands of the dead."

Treasury Department's Annual Report, 1901

By William Thiesen, Ph.D.:


Galveston destroyed


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