Clapper Rail Trail and Spur Professional Review and Guide
"In 1900, the worst natural disaster in U.S. history hit the Texas coast with 140-mph winds, followed by a 15-foot storm surge that swallowed Galveston Island. The hurricane killed 6000 people and destroyed more than 3000 buildings on the island. However, following the traditions of mani fest destiny, humans spent the next hundred years repopulating the island with homes, businesses, families, and a seawall.
Nature followed up with several more hurricanes, including hurricane Ike, but none (so far) as devastating as the nameless 1900 event. Instead, it has been the island’s natural world that has suffered greater losses."