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Indians! Pirates! Rebels! Blockade Runners! Smugglers! Murder! Beaches! Beauty Contests! Hurricanes! These are all a part of the colorful history of an island city that once called itself The Free State of Galveston. Located at a natural harbor on the northeastern part of a thirty-mile-long sand barrier island, the city dates its beginning from the end of the Texas Revolution. Before then, the harbor had attracted Jean Lafitte, a pirate from Louisiana, and the revolutionary Texan government fleeing in front of the attack of Santa Anna's Mexican Army. After independence in 1836, Michel B. Menard, along with nine associates, bought the harbor property and founded the town. Galveston grew on the strength of the harborthe best between New Orleans and Veracruzand the city became a major entry point for immigrants to Texas. During the Civil War it was a haven for Confederate blockade runners and the site of one of the major battles of the war in Texas. Afterward it was a center for occupation forces and the point from which Major-General Gordon Granger announced emancipation for Texas slaves on June 19, 1865 (Juneteenth Day). The city later became a major cotton port for the Southwest and the location of the University of Texas Medical School. In 1900 Galveston was struck by a hurricane and flood that killed approximately six thousand people: the greatest disaster in the history of the United States. Afterward, the citizens built a sea wall, raised the grade of the island, and constructed a causeway for future protection. The city led the way with a commission form of government, and in the first half of the twentieth century, became noted for its illegal drinking, gambling, and prostitution. After the Texas Rangers cleaned it up, Galveston developed into a tourist town with its attractions of the beach, hotels, celebrations, and fishing. Historic preservation projects such as houses, buildings, museums, and the square-rigged ship Elissa completed its evolution. This authoritative and well-written history of Galveston provides an overview of the city's rich and colorful past and provides readers, researchers, and tourists with information about today's historical points of interest. Galveston : A History and a Guide is a delightful read and a useful traveling companion. History History eBook, Texas State Historical Assn Press

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Indians! Pirates! Rebels! Blockade Runners! Smugglers! Murder! Beaches! Beauty Contests! Hurricanes!These are all a part of the colorful history of an island city that once called itself ?The Free State of Galveston." Located at a natural harbor on the northeastern part of a thirty-mile-long sand barrier island, the city dates its beginning from the end of the Texas Revolution. Before then, the harbor had attracted Jean Lafitte, a pirate from Louisiana, and the revolutionary Texan government fleeing in front of the attack of Santa Anna's Mexican Army.After independence in 1836, Michel B. Menard, along with nine associates, bought the harbor property and founded the town. Galveston grew on the strength of the harbor?the best between New Orleans and Veracruz?and the city became a major entry point for immigrants to Texas. During the Civil War it was a haven for Confederate blockade runners and the site of one of the major battles of the war in Texas. Afterward it was a center for occupation forces and the point from which Major-General Gordon Granger announced emancipation for Texas slaves on June 19, 1865 (Juneteenth Day). The city later became a major cotton port for the Southwest and the location of the University of Texas Medical School.In 1900 Galveston was struck by a hurricane and flood that killed approximately six thousand people: the greatest disaster in the history of the United States. Afterward, the citizens built a sea wall, raised the used books,books Books, Texas State Historical Assn

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[ED: Taschenbuch], [PU: TEXAS A & M UNIV PR], This well-written history of Galveston provides an overview of the city's rich and colorful past and provides readers, researchers, and tourists with information about today's historical points of interest.PIn 1900 Galveston was struck by a hurricane and flood that killed approximately six thousand people the greatest disaster in the history of the United States. Afterward, the citizens built a seawall, raised the grade of the island, and constructed a causeway for future protection. In the first half of the twentieth century the city became noted for its illegal drinking, gambling, and prostitution.PAfter the Texas Rangers cleaned it up, Galveston developed into a tourist town. Historic preservation projects such as houses, buildings, museums, and the square-rigged ship Elissa completed its evolution.Versandfertig in über 4 Wochen, [SC: 0.00], Neuware, gewerbliches Angebot

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Galveston: A History and a Guide
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McComb, David G.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780876111789
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0876111789
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Publishing year: 2000
Publisher: TEXAS A & M UNIV PR
68 Pages
Weight: 0,227 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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