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In 1900 the port city of Galveston, Texas was the 3rd largest city in Texas, boasting a population of 38,000 people, and they were doing so well with business that they had earned the nickname "the Wall Street of the South". Located as they were on a 25 mile strip of sand with Galveston Bay to the north and The Gulf of Mexico to the south, and being mostly at sea level- they were a prime target for a big storm. Some had hit but scored little damage- and the leaders of the city became over confident, refusing to invest tax dollars in a seawall to protect against the worst. When the worst hit them on September 8th, in the form of a Cat 4 hurricane with winds estimated at 140mph, 1900, between 6,000 and 12,000 people died. The storm has its stories, and we share them here in parts one and two, the most famous being the nuns in the orphanage who tried to protect the children in their care. ANDROID USERS- 1001 Stories from Roy's Diner on Follow Us 1001 Radio Days right here at Google Podcasts FREE: 1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales at Google Podcasts 1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries at Google Podcasts: 1001 Sherlock Holmes Stories (& Tales from Arthur Conan Doyle) 1001 Ghost Stories & Tales of the Macabre on Spotify: 1001 Stories for the Road on Google Podcasts Enjoy 1001 Greatest Love Stories on Google Podcasts 1001 History's Best Storytellers: (author interviews) on Stitcher APPLE USERS 1001 Stories From Roy's Diner at Apple Podcasts Catch 1001 Heroes on any Apple Device here (Free):  Catch 1001 CLASSIC SHORT STORIES at Apple Podcast App Now: Catch 1001 Stories for the Road at Apple Podcast now: NEW Enjoy 1001 Greatest Love Stories on Apple Devices here: Catch 1001 RADIO DAYS now at Apple iTunes! NEW 1001 Ghost Stories & Tales of the Macabre is now playing at Apple Podcasts! NEW Enjoy 1001 History's Best Storytellers (Interviews) on Apple Devices here: NEW Enjoy 1001 Sherlock Holmes Stories and The Best of Arthur Conan Doyle Get all of our shows at one website: REVIEWS NEEDED . My email works as well for comments: [email protected] SUPPORT OUR SHOW BY BECOMING A PATRON! Its time I started asking for support! Thank you. Its a few dollars a month OR a one time. (Any amount is appreciated). YOUR REVIEWS AND SUBSCRIPTIONS AT APPLE/ITUNES AND ALL ANDROID HOSTS ARE NEEDED AND APPRECIATED! LINKS BELOW.      Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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