I Old Galveston
I Love Old Galveston
From her early reign as the Queen of Cotton and one of the wealthiest cities in the nation, to the apocalyptic hurricane of 1900 that forever changed her regal trajectory and very nearly wiped her off the map, to the wild and woolly days of Prohibition when bootleg liquor and illegal gambling brought the money back to town, Galveston’s unique history—once majestic, once tragic, yet ever triumphant—forged a distinctive American city unlike any other.
Join us on this fascinating journey of discovery into the rich history of a tenacious little town on a sliver of a sandbar, that Grande Dame of the Gulf we all love …
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Before leaping headlong into the deep mists of Galveston’s past, a brief departure is in order. Who, you might be wondering, is the author here? Whose collection is it? And how did this all come about?
To answer these questions, you can meet our author in the usual way and also, more creatively, in the three articles of our introductory series, which introduce the voice and provide the personal context that spawned this project in the first place.
Topics for new articles each month run the full gamut of Galveston history, from the famous to the infamous, from Victorian days to the Free State era, but always with the aim of getting, and sometimes setting, the record straight. Find the in-depth stories here you won’t find anywhere else!
Whether you were born on the island or just have a fondness for this fabulous old burg, you’re sure to learn a thing or two and have fun in the process!