September 21, 2017

Today in History: The Galveston Storm


Today in History–September 8–the Library of Congress features the Galveston storm of 1900, which made landfall on this day and, according to the National Weather Service was the deadliest cyclone in U.S. history, responsible for the deaths of at least 8,000 people. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more primary sources related to the 1900 Galveston hurricane and Galveston in general, as well as other digital hurricane resources from the Library.

Galveston Storm, 1900 from America’s Library

Galveston disaster images

Galveston disaster films

The Great Galveston Disaster 1900

Galveston storm 1900 historic newspaper coverage

Galveston primary source set

Hurricane resources

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