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    Texas Hurricane Galveston

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    Galveston is a 29 mile strip of land, that two miles off the coast of Texas. On September 8, 1900 a category 4 hurricane struck Galveston, Texas, devastating a lot of home, and business (History). The hurricane was first thought to be a tropical storm in the Atlantic Ocean, because it had statues of a tropical storm for five days. Galveston was the most populated city in Texas before the hurricane hit it (Hurricanescience). Some prevention that the people of Galveston took where giving people alerts, evacuating people out of Galveston, and giving them supplies to them. At the beginning of the 15th century, Galveston, Texas was booming with a population of approximately to 40,000 residents. It was the largest city in Texas (Hurricanescience).…

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    Living on the gulf coast in the United states means that one faces the threat of the damaging effects of a massive hurricane. This was no different for the people of Galveston, Texas in the beginning of the 20th century. Galveston is situated in the southeastern part of Texas and sits on what is called a barrier island. Barrier Island formation is strongly influenced by four main factors: a low seabed gradient, shallow water depth, abundant existing sediment supply, and a moderate-to-strong…

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    Essay On Galveston

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    Galveston is one of the very few peculiar cities in the state of Texas. Otherwise known as an Island, it was undoubtedly the commercial gateway to Texas and its environs in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. There was a time that Galveston was the third largest exporters of cotton in the whole of United States, not only that, about ninety percent of goods that entered or left Texas came in through Galveston. Although a terrible event occurred that would later cast a great…

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    Michael Hodge Analysis

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    Preview: In the 1990s Galveston College had an outstanding English instructor named Michael Hodge. Michael was one of the most anti-authoritarian and impertinent persons I have ever met. Sometimes he liked to dispute with people just to for the sake of holding them accountable for their thinking and ideas, which is to say he would dispute people’s beliefs even when he might have completely agreed with everything that person was saying. Then at age 48 he went to bed one night and had his…

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    The Galveston Hurricane

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    In the 1890’s Galveston was one of the biggest cities the United States and also known as, “The New York of the Gulf”, and was on its way to becoming one the most important ports in the country. Everything was well on its way to continue rise up and up until one day it all came crashing down. This was the day of the Galveston Hurricane of 1900, the most deadly hurricane to ever hit. Despite having a measly area of only 64.02 miles, Galveston was a booming city with a whopping 37,000 residents…

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    The Galveston Hurricane

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    Wind whipping and rain falling, the Galveston Hurricane demolished almost the entire population of Galveston. Galveston is a long sandy island right off the coast of Texas that is 30 miles long and several miles wide(Lerner). During the year 1900, the city of Galveston was a wealthy and fast emerging city in the U.S. Having many beaches and commercial shipping ports, Galveston’s population surged with tourists and businessmen(Lerner). Before I researched the Galveston Hurricane I knew miniscule…

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    Galveston Hurricane 1900

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    On September 8, 1900, the deadliest natural disaster in America struck the city of Galveston. The unnamed and unexpected storm ripped through the emerging port city and destroyed the town. Although Galveston is now a popular tourist attraction, the city was not able to completely regain its popularity. The Galveston Hurricane of 1900 greatly impacted the city politically, economically, and socially. The Galveston Hurricane of 1900 had a substantial political effect on the city of Galveston.…

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    Great Galveston Hurricane

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    Great Galveston Hurricane A hurricane is a storm that forms over warm ocean waters.At this point, the storm is called a tropical despression storm. If wind speed reaches 39 miles per hour or greater, the storm is then classified as a tropical storm. If wind speeds continue to increase to 74 miles per hour, the tropical storm then changes classifications to be called a hurricane. To classify hurricanes they are divided into five categories based on wind speed. They range from a category one…

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    Sand Analysis 4th Quarter Research Paper By Danielle Ambalong (Block 6) Sand samples have been collected from Galveston Beach, TX; Clearwater Beach, FL’ and Key West, FL. Each sample has been sieved and analyzed. Because of the different locations of the sands, the composition is diverse, ranging from quartz to hornblende. This feature is determined by the parent rock, which is the source rock that has been eroded and deposited into the same area. This is usually where the sand originates.…

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    In Galveston Texas, 1900 there was a hurricane. It wasn't just any hurricane, it was one of the most massive hurricanes in history with winds up to 145 mph and lasted from August 27, 1900 to September 17, 1900. The Galveston hurricane damaged 21 cities, and left up to 6,000-12,000 people dead. The Galveston Hurricane of 1900 is the deadliest natural disaster ever in the United States. They first detected the hurricane over the tropical Atlantic on August 27th. The storm first got to the Texas…

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