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- DescriptionSince the late 1830s, the natural harbor at the mouth of South Texas' Nueces River has been a center of regional maritime trade. But by the early 1900s, a storm of political wrangling, cronyism, and corruption was threatening to scuttle the city's efforts toward securing a dependable deep water port to attract international commerce to Corpus Christi. On September 14, 1919, a massive hurricane struck the bay, burying the downtown area under ten feet of debris and killing as many as one thousand people. The storm left millions of dollars of damage in its wake. The citizens of Corpus Christi, rather than being demoralized, however, were galvanized by the disaster. In gripping detail, author Mary Jo O'Rear chronicles the successful efforts of the newly unified Corpus Christi - efforts that culminated in the dedication of the Port of Corpus Christi on September 14, 1926, seven years to the day after the storm that devastated the city. Storm over the Bay will appeal to readers interested in regional history, politics, and ecomics. It is a must-read for anyone who appreciates Corpus Christi and its colorful past.
- Author BiographyMARY JO O'REAR has served in regional and local history groups and as adjunct history professor at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi and Texas A&M University - Kingsville. She is also a former instructor in history, economics, and geography for the Corpus Christi Independent School District.
- Author(s)Mary Jo O'Rear
- PublisherTexas A & M University Press
- Date of Publication15/10/2009
- SubjectLocal History, Names & Genealogy
- Series TitleGulf Coast Studies
- Series Part/Volume NumberNo. 16
- Place of PublicationCollege Station
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintTexas A & M University Press
- Content Note13 b&w photos, 2 line art illustrations, 4 maps, bib., index
- Weight485 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine20 mm
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