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  1. 1900 Storm Adapted from Portal of Texas History. http://education.texashistory.unt.edu/lessons/psa/Galveston1900/ . The last slide contains a a video clip from Unitedstreaming.com, titled “Huuricanes and Humans” with original fil footage from T. Edison documenting the destruction following the 1900 storm. This will have to be downloaded for use.

  2. Examine • the map. • What makes • Galveston • vulnerable • to • hurricanes? Map of the Texas & Pacific Railway and Connections 1903 David Rumsey Map Collection University of North Texas Libraries

  3. 2. Study the ad. What makes it look like a good place to start a business? 1891 Map of North Galveston, Texas David Rumsey Map Collection University of North Texas Libraries

  4. 3. How were people warned about the hurricane? from Clarence Ousley, Galveston In Nineteen Hundred This excerpt discusses storm forecasting University of North Texas Libraries

  5. from Clarence Ousley, Galveston In Nineteen Hundred 4. How many people were sheltering in the house? What advice were they given? Read Cline’s account of the Hurricane’s arrival From Paul Lester, The Great Galveston Disaster University of North Texas Libraries

  6. 5. Besides the storm, what other dangers were there? How did people protect themselves? from Clarence Ousley, Galveston In Nineteen Hundred Read Cline’s account about surviving the storm University of North Texas Libraries

  7. In all • how many • homes were • totally • destroyed? • What was • the value • then? • (today= • $99.4 billion) from Clarence Ousley, Galveston In Nineteen Hundred This excerpt discusses the hurricane’s cost University of North Texas Libraries

  8. What was • done with • the ruins • and • bodies? • Which • group of • people • suffered • the highest • death rate? From Paul Lester, The Great Galveston Disaster Read about the efforts to dispose of the bodies University of North Texas Libraries

  9. 8. Describe the destruction. From Paul Lester, The Great Galveston Disaster University of North Texas Libraries

  10. St. Mary’s Infirmary was a hospital. Read the next slide for more information. From Paul Lester, The Great Galveston Disaster University of North Texas Libraries

  11. From Paul Lester, The Great Galveston Disaster 9. How many people found shelter at St. Mary’s Infirmary? This excerpt discusses a refuge from the storm University of North Texas Libraries

  12. 10. How has Galveston tried to protect itself from future storm? Memorial marker for 1900 storm Galveston Sea Wall constructed in 1902 Images from the Portal to Texas History Collection “Photographing Texas” University of North Texas Libraries

  13. Websites for further information http://www.1900storm.com/ Primary sources http://www.therealgalveston.com/1900-Storm.html More facts and figures http://www.history.noaa.gov/stories_tales/cline2.html Official report from Isaac Cline. http://www.galvnews.com/story.lasso?ewcd=c5a624b19a99fd2b Compared with Huuricane Ike.