Reconstruction to 1900

Reconstruction to 1900 (HM287I)

Location: Galveston, TX Galveston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 18.187', W 94° 47.383'

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The revival of the economic, political, social and religious institutions in Galveston County following the Civil War, was more rapid than anywhere in the south. Galveston emerged as the largest city in Texas and with its natural seaport, became the focal point for sea and railroad transportation.

The Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad was established. Wholesale grocery firms were established and cotton compressing firms were founded.
The first electric light used in Texas burned in Galveston and the first telephone in the state was installed. The city also became known for its beaches, fishing, palatial homes, flowers, palms, resorts and public schools.

The greatest single development of the port occurred in the 1870's when the outer channel was dredged to a depth of 32 feet, sufficient to accommodate all ocean going vessels.

On the mainland, Shoal Point succeeded the Austinia Settlement and became a permanent colony in 1894 when a group of land developers named it Texas City.

During this period, Galveston was hit by three catastrophes, a yellow fever epidemic, a fire in 1885 and the 1900 storm. Some 6,000 lives were lost in the hurricane. The citizens were determined to rebuild the city and a seawall was constructed by Galveston County followed by an enormous city grade raising project.



The first city commission form of government was founded and was later adopted by municipalities throughout the United States.
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HM NumberHM287I
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Date Added Thursday, June 7th, 2018 at 1:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 326177 N 3242898
Decimal Degrees29.30311667, -94.78971667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 18.187', W 94° 47.383'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 18' 11.22" N, 94° 47' 22.98" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near , Galveston TX , US
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