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Mapped Locations. Interact With This Book Here are some suggestions for what to do next. I love learning about historical events so if I ever travel to the area, I will definitely be making a stop a Pier The human spirit in hard times always get to me. Thanks for sharing! I cannot even begin to imagine what those poor people were feeling, especially with being caught by surprise.
Living in Florida, we have had our share of hurricanes, but at least we have warning and can prepare or leave. I am sitting here shaking just reading your post. Maybe I am still a little traumatized by Charley, Frances, and Jeanne in We live in the Houston area and love to visit Galveston. In fact, my great-great grandparents immigrated through Galveston and settled in Texas. I worked in Galveston for over 7 years, and I read that book while I worked there. It was my first introduction to the hurricane and how deeply it affected Galveston and its residents.
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I grew up hearing stories about this storm. My great-grandmother and Great great-grandparents survived the storm! The story I have always been told is that the family were in the school on the second floor and my great-great grandfather started feeling uneasy, so they left. He tied all the kids, his wife and himself to a wagon and when the storm hit, the wagon floated and they were able to survive. I was surprised to find that there is not a memorial to the victims of this storm.
I guess they felt it would more commemorate the storm rather than the people. They were only 3 the last time we went.
I love history. Especially Texas history. Will definitely add this to our summer travel list. Heather, thanks for posting this info! Such an incredible tragedy…so many mistakes, so many lives lost. Wow- thanks for sharing. This post and the pictures you shared definitely generated a lot of interest at our house. When we helped the author with his research, we had no idea that he would twist the truth to match his own version of the story.
Weems wrote the book in collaboration with many then-living survivors to the point that he mailed them their portion of the narrative to ensure its accuracy. His working papers are in the Rosenberg Library, with these letters and postcards. That would be a much better read for homeschooling students. We even enclosed maps showing where each author lived and survived the Storm.
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You could easily take a tour of the island reading portions aloud and compare photos to what is there or not today. Try to imagine being able to see clear from Bishops Palace to the Gulf with only a few houses in between. If you tell a lie well enough and often enough, people will believe it as fact. You should also take notice of the more recent bldg. We lived there at the time and my bldg. An interesting teaching to tie old to new since kids tend ot only think about the now would be to compare the plaques for the storm to the water lines drawn in the strand area and around town to show the dept of the waters during both disadters.
Most of the same structures were affected by both storms. When I was about 10, we were visiting people who had no children so I grabbed a book from their shelves called Disaster. I was mesmerized by the book, especially by the account of the Great Flood. Wish I had that book today. Tasty Kitchen Lodge Tours! Important Links. Great Sites. Retired Sections.
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Post navigation. The Adventurers: Conquistadors and the Search for Freedom pp. The Statesmen: Constructing a Republic and a Nation pp. The Financiers: New Frontiers in Banking pp. The Artists: Vanguards in the Arts pp. The Lawyers: Justice for all pp. Afterword p. Acknowledgments p. Appendices pp. Notes pp. Bibliography pp. Index pp.
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