Ep 25: The Texas Camel Corps

One hump or two? Camels came to Texas in the 1850’s and the ships of the desert proved themselves great Texans! There might even be one or two still wandering around! Learn more about the great camel experiment in this episode of Wise About Texas.

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Camel tied to the deck during bad weather
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Maj. Henry Wayne
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The spot where the camels came ashore in Indianola. (host photo)
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site of the courthouse in Indianola. (host photo)

Ep. 24: The Great Storm of 1900 Part 2: Resilience and Recovery

When faced with the most destructive hurricane to date, the city of Galveston faced an unspeakable tragedy with extraordinary resilience. As the city struggled to recover, the citizens were already planning to rebuild. As it turns out, they would go farther than anyone ever they thought possible. Hear about the incredible spirit of Texas as expressed in the recovery from the Great Storm of 1900.

After the storm (Texas State Library photo)
After the storm (Texas State Library photo)

BONUS EPISODE: The Great Storm of 1900–A Night of Horror

On September 8, 1900 a monster hurricane slammed into Galveston Island, resulting in the largest natural disaster in American history.  In this bonus episode, learn what it was like for the residents of the island as they struggled desperately to survive the storm.

After the storm (Texas State Library photo)
After the storm (Texas State Library photo)

 

 

 

 

Map showing the destruction from the 1900 Storm. (Houston Daily Post photo)
Map showing the destruction from the 1900 Storm. (Houston Daily Post photo)