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Galveston Storm of 1900: America’s Deadliest — and Most Forgotten — Tragedy

Posted on · 115 years ago today, the Galveston Storm of 1900 hit, killing thousands and all but obliterating the city of Galveston. By today’s standards, the storm would’ve been a Category 4 hurricane, with estimated winds of 145 miles per hour at landfall. It was the deadliest natural disaster in U.S. history, with estimates of anywhere from 6,000 to […]

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Galveston Tour Takes Visitors to Sacred Places

Posted on · The Galveston Historical Foundation is hosting its Sacred Places Tour on Saturday. They’ll highlight several churches of different faiths to talk about their architecture and history in Galveston. The tour will benefit the foundation’s ongoing restoration of St. Joseph’s Church. It’s the oldest wooden church building in Galveston, and the Historical Foundation says it’s the […]