By Nadia Abouzir Running along Buffalo Bayou, Eleanor Tinsley Park was completely submerged after Harvey’s rains. Photo courtesy of J. Daniel Escareño, Flickr. It is no secret that Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston, but how did it impact the city’s individual communities? Floodplain maps offer insight into where the risk is greatest to experience a 100- or 500-year flood, but many of the affected neighborhoods surpassed these thresholds […]
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The Kuhlmann Family: Planting Roots for Future Generations
By Houston History Magazine on July 29, 2014 in Communities, Houstonians
In 1836 young Johann Frederick Kuhlmann made his way from Germanto America, eventually landing at the port of New Orleans after one of his sea journeys. Remaining in New Orleans working in various jobs, he continuously heard stories about the newly established Republic of Texas and its capital, Houston. To satisfy his curiosity, he made […]
Coming to Houston: 170 Years of Migration
By Houston History Magazine on October 31, 2010 in Houstonians, Race & Ethnicity
To read the full text of this article that appeared in the Spring 2005 issue of Houston History, download the pdf version.