Dorian Thompson wrote:
First --the Galveston hurricane of September, 1900 that killed more than 6,000 people. I can't believe it's never been put to film. They never did get an accurate body count. Galveston was a completely different city then. The storm and the subsequent discovery of oil in Houston in 1901 changed the course of the city forever. Galveston had more millionaires per capita than New York City in 1900. Beautiful magnificent southern mansions, racially diverse. Just beautiful. It was considered the Ellis Island of the Gulf. It had electric street lights since the late 1870s and great technology for the time.
Good call. I agree. Saw an episode of a show called Mighty Storms which told the story, and you're right that it would make for an amazing movie. Seems a lot of disaster movies you see are fictional.
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