The Great Galveston Storm of Sept. was the worst natural disaster in U. history in terms of human life. Loss of life has been estimated at to but the exact number has never been determined. My family survived but the family bible did not fair too well.
Old Stone Fort, Nacogdoches, Texas - built between 1777 and 1778 by Antonio Gil Y'Barbo, a wealthy Spanish landowner, it was the site of many historic incidents in Texas' development. This picture was taken in 16 years before it was destroyed.