78 – The Galveston Hurricane of 1900: No Tongue Can Tell

from  The Kitchen Sisters Present

Sep 11, 2017

 

The Great Galveston Hurricane arrived on a Saturday, September 8, 1900 — almost without warning. Galveston, the grand dame of Texas, a vibrant port city sitting haughtily on a sand bar facing the Gulf, was reduced to a splintered wasteland. Some 6,000 people perished on the island and at least 4000-6000 on the mainland. Survivors struggled to save themselves amid the towering waves, rocking debris, and floating wreckage of their city. As part of our Lost & Found Sound series, producer John ...more

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