|I Survived The Galveston Hurricane, 1900 (I survived)|
Author: Tarshis, Lauren
Perched on an island off the southern coast of Texas, Galveston had been founded in the 1830s. By 1900, it was Texas's richest and most important city. Boats loaded up with American cotton and wheat steamed from Galveston to countries around the world. Just a few years before, a weather forecaster had said the idea of a hurricane striking Galveston was absurd. So, when a storm started brewing on September 8, 1900, no one believed it would be any worse than previous storms.
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