Some of the planet's most intense weather events played out across the trans-Mississippi West's prairies and plains.
The Deadliest Woman in the West: Mother Nature on the Prairies and Plains 18001900 is the story of encounters with Mother Nature upon this stage during the nineteenth century. Rod Beemer's detailed compilation of historic events provides interesting insight into the obstacles these pioneers faced while traversing and settling the nation.
publisher: Caxton Press
dimensions: 6 x 9 x 1 inches
in the West
Here is the in-depth story of nineteenth century deadly encounters with Mother Nature on the prairies and plains including archival images, period illustrations, and exclusive maps throughout.
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winds were suspected.
The devastation was neither.
According to the 1900 U.S. Census there were 37,789 residents on the island. After assessing the storm damage, Texas Governor Joseph D. Sayers stated his belief that the loss of life was 12,000.
Other reports place the number at "six thousand in the city, one thousand on the island, and one thousand on the mainland."
No one will ever know for sure, but there were roughly thirty thousand survivors; each with a story of deliverance. And there were roughly 8,000 to 12,000 tragic stories of death. Most of these stories will never be known.
Yet, there are thousands of recorded incidents showing why the 1900 Galveston Storm reigns as the most deadly natural disaster in U.S. history.
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