Chapter 20 – Section 1. The Modern Era Begins. Disaster Strikes Galveston. On Sept. 8, 1900 a hurricane of unbelievable force struck Galveston 120 mph winds and High-cresting tidal waves left more than half of Galveston completely destroyed Nearly 6,000 deaths
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The Modern Era Begins
It was the worst natural disaster in U.S. History!
Could anything positive possibly come out of a disaster like the Galveston hurricane?
“How would an emergency such as a hurricane test a city government?”
Why were Cullinan’s inventions especially important to the oil industry and consumers?
1. Draw a T-chart on paper.
2. On the left side of the T-chart, write “Texas Oil Boom”; on the right side write “California Gold Rush”
3. List as many similarities as you can that these events shared or had in common. Share your responses.
What does the term “boomtown” mean?
What was the effect of the oil and lumber industries on the environment?
Why would Sears and Roebuck choose to locate in Dallas?