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    My maternal grandmother survived the Galveston Hurricane.. and remembered it for 80 years
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf View Post
    My maternal grandmother survived the Galveston Hurricane.. and remembered it for 80 years
    119 years ago today

    unfathomable destruction
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    Quote Originally Posted by gm View Post
    119 years ago today

    unfathomable destruction
    Lonewolf's grandmother survived it, im going to guess that she "survived" it by gathering up her little ones and making haste inland!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbNkKy2j4eE

    sure the wind was 150mph but at least the ocean surge never went more than 20 feet above sea level!

    And speaking of grandmothers, my grandmother survived this one:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rRP8gT9jKs
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    Quote Originally Posted by user4 View Post
    Lonewolf's grandmother survived it, im going to guess that she "survived" it by gathering up her little ones and making haste inland!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbNkKy2j4eE

    sure the wind was 150mph but at least the ocean surge never went more than 20 feet above sea level!

    And speaking of grandmothers, my grandmother survived this one:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rRP8gT9jKs
    Wow, user4, thanx for that first link. I knew of the Galveston Hurricane but not much about it. Amazing story.
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    And the 2nd link to the 1938 New England Hurricane I knew more about and some it was a little personal. I grew up playing on a public golf course called Sandy Burr GC in Wayland, Massachusetts. Sandy Burr was built in the 1920 by Donald Ross, and was at the time considered the greatest golf course in New England. The layout is dramatic and beautiful. But in 1938 the New England hurricane blew down all the trees on the course and it never recovered. Obviously in the big scheme of things, if minor importance, but the course became wide open with no demarcation between fairways, By the 1960s, when I started playing, a few trees had grown back, and I was there a couple months ago, and it looks like there are more now. But nothing like what it used to be - the club has pictures of the originals holes in the clubhouse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bambam1729 View Post
    Wow, user4, thanx for that first link. I knew of the Galveston Hurricane but not much about it. Amazing story.
    here is another one, very sad stuff..some parts of it I just cant watch.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8c_OeFacRQw

    on a tangent, and being a boxing fan, the Galveston giant comes to mind:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Johnson_(boxer)


    About the 1938 NewEngland Hurricane, the entire south coast of Massachusetts and RI were permanently changed. Before the hurricane my maternal grandmother could take a trolly car into providence. The hurricane washed the tracks and cars away. Entire neighborhoods washed to sea.


    There will certainly be another super big New England hurricane to hit in the next 50 years. I dont know what I dread more, seeing my belongings washed to sea or hearing the parrots drone on and on about "climate change".
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    Good Erik Larson book about the Galveston hurricane "Isaac's Storm":

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac%27s_Storm
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    My grandmother was a young girl during Galveston hurricane. Her father was a Confederate veteran who married a Comanche woman in North Texas. After the hurricane, the family moved back to Waco area where, a few years later, she married my Creek/Choctaw grandfather.
    Ironically, the family had moved to Galveston from Waco after one her sisters was killed by flying debris from the 1896 staged Great Train Crash near Waco, which set up stands and drew thousands of spectators.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrJay View Post
    Good Erik Larson book about the Galveston hurricane "Isaac's Storm":

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac%27s_Storm
    That sounds good - I'll get it
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf View Post
    My grandmother was a young girl during Galveston hurricane. Her father was a Confederate veteran who married a Comanche woman in North Texas. After the hurricane, the family moved back to Waco area where, a few years later, she married my Creek/Choctaw grandfather.
    Ironically, the family had moved to Galveston from Waco after one her sisters was killed by flying debris from the 1896 staged Great Train Crash near Waco, which set up stands and drew thousands of spectators.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crush,_Texas

    Wow!.. very tragic.

    Lets just say that some things are not meant to be spectator sports.
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