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Galveston, Texas hurricane...



Item # 579951

August 17, 1915

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, August 17, 1915 

* Galveston, Texas hurricane...  Early 1st report 

This 18 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page that include: "GALVESTON STORM", "City Apparently Safe", "No Loss Of Life Reported", and "Sea Wall Shows No Signs of Weakening--Gale at Times 90 Miles and Hour".

This is a early 1st report on the 1915 Galveston Hurricane as the headlines suggest the city was safe from harm. This ended up being the 4th costliest hurricane in United States history.

This issue has light browning, but otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes: The 1915 Galveston Hurricane was a deadly hurricane that struck Leeward Islands, Hispanola, Cuba and Texas, in mid August of the 1915 Atlantic hurricane season. Striking Galveston, Texas, 15 years after the 1900 Galveston Hurricane, its 21-ft (6.4-m) waves[1] were slowed by the new Galveston Seawall but changed the beach structure: on August 17, the entire 300-ft (91.5–m) beach was eroded to become an offshore sandbar, later returning partially, but never the same. The 1915 storm caused a great deal of destruction in its path, leaving 275-400 people dead and $50 million dollars (1915 USD, $921 million 2005 USD) in damage.

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