On this next card you see an aerial view of the Galveston Island, a barrier island on the Texas Gulf Coast in the US.
Deanna, who sent this card, mentioned that Galveston was an important shipping port, and there are still many beautiful houses from the 19th century, just like the Bishop's Palace, that you can see on this card. It was built in 1892 by a cotton merchant and sold to the Church in 1923. Next to it you can see the Sacred Heart Church, they are both some of the most famous examples of Victorian Architecture.
Deanna used to work on Galveston at the Railroad Museum. As she wrote, it had a great collection of rail cards, but the sea air was no good for carbon steel. In 2008 Galveston was severely damaged during the Hurricane Ike, and unfortunately it was not the first time the island was struck by such disaster — it was also destroyed during the Galveston hurricane of 1900, the greatest hurricane in the history of United States.
- on the Texas Gulf Coast
- biggest town
- distance travelled
Thank you Deanna!