Galveston after the September 8, 1900, hurricane. Texas State Library photo

Night of terror shaped island
A Galveston Daily News reporter in 1900 said the story of the Sept. 8, 1900, hurricane could never truly be written. For many, no words could ever be spoken again about the deadly hurricane that reshaped the Gulf Coast forever.

NOAA tracks The 1900 Storm

Rebuilding was 'Galveston's finest hour'
The story of the 1900 Storm is one about the fate of people at the hands of nature, but it's also one about people altering their own fates by changing the face of nature.

Orphanage tragedy remembered
More than 6,000 men, women and children lost their lives during the Great Storm. Among the dead were 10 sisters and 90 children from the St. Mary's Orphans Asylum.

Survivors tell their own tales
From Galveston's Rosenberg Library, Shelly Henley Kelly and Casey Edward Greene offer this collection of written and oral accounts by survivors immediately following the Storm.

Clara Barton and the Red Cross
The story of Clara Barton and the Red Cross, which established an orphanage for storm victims and helped acquire lumber to rebuild houses.

1900 Storm: A Pictorial
Visit our online gallery to see the photographs of the heavy damage suffered throughout the island.

The Aftermath: Film Clips
A series of silent film clips provide an eerie look at the island following the storm. See Library of Congress footage in Quicktime.


1900 Storm changed Isaac Cline's life
Hurricanes tell only one chapter in the story of Isaac Cline's life.

A look at the book 'Isaac's Storm'

Audio: A Centennial Remembrance of The 1900 Storm



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