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Galveston: A City on Stilts

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ISBN13: 9780738558806
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On September 8, 1900, a devastating hurricane destroyed most of the island city of Galveston, along with the lives of more than 6,000 men, women, and children. Today that hurricane remains the deadliest natural disaster in U.S. history. Despite this tragedy, many Galvestonians were determined to rebuild their city. An ambitious plan was developed to construct a wall against the sea, link the island to the mainland with a reliable concrete bridge, and raise the level of the city. While the grade was raised beneath them, houses were perched on stilts and residents made their way through town on elevated boardwalks. Galveston became a "city on stilts." While Galvestonians worked to rebuild the infrastructure of their city, they also continued conducting business and participating in recreational activities. Zeva B. Edworthy's photographs document the rebuilding of the port city and life around Galveston in the early 1900s.

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The authors, director Jodi Wright-Gidley and curator Jennifer Marines of the Galveston County Historical Museum, selected images from the Edworthy Collection to illustrate this dynamic period in Galveston's history. The book also includes a preface by the photographer's daughter Judith Edworthy Wray and a conclusion with a modern perspective by hurricane specialist and historian Lew Fincher.

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taylor2, August 1, 2008 (view all comments by taylor2)
Both my husband and I had family down there during that storm. It is something that you can hear the old folks talk about and we just sit and listen. I can not wait to get this book and learn more from a different view of how the town started over. Good job Jodi. I can't wait. Cha Cha
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kathysmith25, July 31, 2008 (view all comments by kathysmith25)
I never knew Galveston was rebuilt this way. How interesting!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780738558806
Author:
Wright-gidley, Jodi
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Author:
Wright-Gidley, Jodi
Author:
Marines, Jennifer
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local - West
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historic buildings
Subject:
Galveston (Tex.) History 20th century.
Subject:
Galveston (Tex.) Social life and customs.
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
TX
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
General
Series Volume:
GEN
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
150, Black and White
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.70x9.60x.60 in. 1.40 lbs.

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