I Old Galveston
I Love Old Galveston
From her heady Victorian days as the Queen of Cotton and one of the wealthiest cities in the nation, to the apocalyptic hurricane in 1900 that very nearly wiped her off the map, to the wild and woolly era of Prohibition when rum-running and illegal gambling brought the money back to town, Galveston is a richly historic city unlike any other.
So join us on this fun and fascinating journey as we celebrate her triumphs, mourn her tragedies, and marvel at her tenacity to endure, this tiny town on a sliver of a sandbar, the special place 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!