German Assistance for Texas Hurricane Victims in 1900

The storm remains the deadliest natural disaster in U.S. history, with around 8,000 to 12,000 dead after the hurricane destroyed Galveston. By Robert C. Greiner Introduction On September 8, 1900, a powerful hurricane made landfall directly at Galveston, Texas. The storm inundated the city, which lay on an island only eight feet above sea level,[…]

Spanish Conquistadors and Mexican Vaqueros in the Lone Star State

Portraits, landscape paintings, drawings, and historical maps flesh out the cultural history. By Jennifer Smart A rare, centuries-old Moorish saddle somehow made its way from North Africa to Spain, and then survived an ocean crossing to land in what is now Texas. Its construction is unique and beautiful: The cover is made of wood and[…]