Galveston is Destroyed

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Image of a photo collection depicting scenes at Galveston, Texas following the September 8, 1900 Hurricane.  NOAA provides additional information about these images:

The great Galveston hurricane roared through the prosperous island city with winds in excess of 130 miles per hour and a 15-foot storm surge. When it was finally over, at least 3,500 homes and buildings were destroyed and more than 8,000 people were killed.

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