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This Day in Texas History: Hospital Destroyed In Hurricane

in 1919, the Spohn Hospital in Corpus Christi was demolished by a hurricane in which a nun, two patients, and two employees were killed

Today in Texas History: Hurricane Devastates Galveston

Today in Texas History: September 8th, 1900 Hurricane Devastates Galveston On this day in 1900, a catastrophic hurricane struck the city of Galveston on the Texas coast. A third of the city was destroyed, and 6,000 to 8,000 people died. Galveston Island was completely inundated. Property loss was estimated at $30 million. The storm is…
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This day in Texas History: Virginia Point Benefits from Galveston Island Bridge

This day in Texas History: Virginia Point Benefits from Galveston Island Bridge February 06, 1860 On this day in 1860, the Galveston, Houston and Henderson Railroad completed its bridge from Virginia Point to Galveston Island. Virginia Point, on the mainland west of Galveston, was an outlying part of Stephen F. Austin’s Coast Colony. The bridge…
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This Day in Texas History: Galveston Connects to Virginia Point by Railroad Bridge

This Day in Texas History: (from the¬†Texas State Historical Association¬†archives) Galveston Connects to Virginia Point by Railroad Bridge February 06, 1860 On this day in 1860, the Galveston, Houston and Henderson Railroad completed its bridge from Virginia Point to Galveston Island. Virginia Point, on the mainland west of Galveston, was an outlying part of Stephen…
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