By HEIDI LUTZThe Daily NewsIn a time before weather reports over the airwaves and directly to your pocket. Six thousand Texans lost their lives to a Hurricane that devastated the island town of Galveston.
A Galveston Daily News reporter in 1900 said the story of the Sept. 8, 1900, hurricane could never truly be written.
Linda Macdonald's grandfather said nothing could ever make him forget the sounds of that night.
And for many, no words could ever be spoken again about the deadly hurricane that reshaped the Gulf Coast forever.
To me the town looks like it is parked on no more than a large sand bar. And from the images from the event the town was flattened.
The Library of Congress just made the pictures below available on flickr.
Fortunately they were able to access a ship with a wireless to communicate with the outside world.
To see the wrath nature wrought in such a stark fashion helps remind us that we are a part of the planet.