This Date In 1900 – Galveston Destroyed By A Hurricane

On this date in the year 1900, Galveston, Texas (where I had the first date with my future wife) was destroyed by a hurricane. Ten thousand people died in America’s deadliest natural disaster.

09 Sep 1900, 7 – Great Falls Tribune at     

The storm traveled very slowly, causing a huge storm surge. The Weather Bureau Chief claimed later that they gave the public lots of warning about the storm.

11 Oct 1900, 7 – The Marion Star at

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