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Galveston Harbor

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11" x 14" $17.00

In the late 19th Century, Galveston was one of the busiest ports on the Gulf Coast only surpassed by New Orleans. The success of the port created great wealth for the city, making Galveston the wealthiest city in the state. After the 1900 Storm, there was a monumental recovery effort in the years after 1900, but when the Houston Ship Channel opened in 1914, the Port of Galveston would never again become the economic engine that had propelled Galveston to its glory, during the Victorian Age. After a long decline, which bottomed in the 1960s and 1970s, Galveston struggled to rise from the ashes, and with its large inventory of 19th-Century buildings, re-invent itself as a Victorian refuge from the madness of 20th-Century life.