When we conceived the idea for this issue almost a year ago, we planned to focus on examples of industrial accidents and environmental improvement. That was before Harvey hit.
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Lest We Forget – A Photo Essay of Houston Floods
By Houston History Magazine on November 15, 2017 in Archives, Energy and Environment, Hurricanes
Houston will become “ …beyond all doubt, the great interior commercial emporium of Texas.” Thus bragged the Allen brothers in an August 1836 advertisement. Thirteen months later rains from a hurricane in September 1837 flooded the city’s Main Street to a depth of four feet. This inundation did not deter the city from its predicted […]
Fighting Houston’s Fires
By Houston History Magazine on December 8, 2016 in Business and Industry, Health and Medicine, Museums
For 178 years, organized groups of firefighters have battled Houston fires, with the first volunteer bucket brigade established less than two years after the city’s founding in 1836. This photo essay offers a visual chronicle of the department’s history.