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1919 STORM

The Storm of 1919 was a major hurricane along the coast of Texas with 284 people missing in Chorpus Christi and the surrounding territory, however, Galveston experienced no loss of life. The storm flooded the lower portion of Galveston Island outside the protected area of the Seawall. In total, the Storm caused about $20 million in property damage in Corpus Christi and along the coast.

23rd Street: 4-1
Barges: 3-8, 3-9
Bathhouses: 2-4, 2-15
Beachfront: 3-2
Black’s Restaurant: 3-7, 3-12
Businesses: 3-2, 3-7, 3-12, 4-1
Canoes: 3-3, 3-6
Children: 3-5, 3-11
Crystal Palace Café: 4-1
Debris: 3-2, 3-7, 3-8
Ducks: 3-10
Flagpoles: 3-11
Galveston Harbor: 3-1, 3-3, 3-5, 3-6, 3-8, 3-9, 3-10
Government Buildings: 3-5
Griffith, C. W. (Dr.): 3-12
Gulf of Mexico: 1-1, 1-4, 2-1, 2-3, 2-4, 2-14, 2-15, 3-2, 4-1
Harbor Views: 3-1, 3-3, 3-5, 3-6, 3-8, 3-9, 3-10
Houses: 3-2
Lampposts: 4-1
Murdoch’s Bathhouse: 2-4, 2-15
People: 2-3, 3-5, 3-8, 3-9, 3-10, 3-11, 3-12, 4-1
Relief Effort: 3-6, 3-9
Restaurants: 3-7, 3-12, 4-1
Saloons: 3-2
Satilla (steamship): 3-1, 3-3, 3-9
Seawall: 1-1, 1-4, 2-1, 2-3, 2-4, 2-14, 2-15, 4-1
Ships and Shipping: 3-1, 3-3, 3-6, 3-9, 3-10
Signs: 2-4, 2-15, 4-1
Signs – Electric: 1-1, 1-4, 2-1, 2-14
Steamships: 3-1, 3-3, 3-9
Street Scenes: 3-7, 3-12, 4-1
Tugboats: 3-1, 3-6
Water: 3-7
Waves: 1-1, 1-4, 2-1, 2-3, 2-4, 2-14, 2-15
Women: 3-5

Galveston and Texas History Center I Rosenberg Library

Funding for the 1900 Storm Photo Exhibit was provided by a TexTreasures grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission


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