[Home of Niels Hansen in Danevang]

[Home of Niels Hansen in Danevang]

Date: 1945
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of a black and white photograph of a two-story house, belonging to Niels Hansen, and its surrounding lawn after a hurricane. The yard, which is flooded with water, has some large tree branches strewn about it.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
[Danevang Community Hall After Hurricane in 1945]

[Danevang Community Hall After Hurricane in 1945]

Date: 1945
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of a black and white photograph of Danevang Community Hall after damages incurred during the hurricane that hit the town in 1945. Visible from two-point perspective, the building has a few missing shingles on its roof and some broken windowpanes, as evidenced by a woman who is sitting in one of the window frames and grasping a pane.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
[Letter from Laura Jernigan to Mary Moore, May 12, 1907]

[Letter from Laura Jernigan to Mary Moore, May 12, 1907]

Date: May 12, 1907
Creator: Jernigan, Laura
Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is a letter from Laura Jernigan to Mary Moore. In this letter, Jernigan informs Moore of the goings-on in Van Alystne, TX. The news includes: a discussion about how the recent storms have affected her community and the communities around her, a dialogue about Claud marrying and how she hasn't visited since January, details about how she feels about the situation with Claud, a discussion about commencement and the possibility of Mary visiting, an aside about Belle coming down with the chills and how hard it is to get her to take medicine, details about the commencement program, and updates about family members and their plans for commencement. The envelope is included with the letter.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
[Letter from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, September 16, 1885]

[Letter from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, September 16, 1885]

Date: September 16, 1885
Creator: Moore, Henry S.
Description: This letter is from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Henry S. Moore to his brother Charles. In the letter, Henry details community happenings in McKinney and the news includes: a dialogue about the amount of rain they have been having, details about the recent deaths and subsequent burials, a community health brief, a discussion about his dinner plans last Monday at S. A. Wilson's and his visit to Andrew's barn after dinner, details of the conversation Henry and Andrews had while waiting out the rain in the barn, political news, and updates on family friends who are visiting. Henry closes this letter by stating that it is a bad time to view the stars and he might have to use a "supplement" to view them. The envelope is included with the letter.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
1945 Storm

1945 Storm

Date: August 28, 1945
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of hurricane damage after a storm in Danevange, Texas, which is located in Wharton County. In the image, a building is knocked over on it's side against the telephone office. The other two buildings pictured are missing roof shingles and boards.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
Storm Damage

Storm Damage

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy photograph of tornado damage to the Joy Theater and Dennis Building in Waco, Texas. The two buildings are completely destroyed. A group of people gathers in front on foot and in trucks.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Storm Damage

Storm Damage

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of tornado damage to Austin Street between 3rd and 4th. Several buildings stand with facades roofs torn off. Beyond is a taller building that seems undamaged.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
[Wreckage where hotels once stood]

[Wreckage where hotels once stood]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Photograph of buildings along the shoreline surrounded by debris after the Corpus Christi hurricane of 1919. Inscription on the back of the photo reads, " Somewhere among the wreckage there is a paved street running back to the bay and this street ran along by the Seaside Hotel where the pretty salr cedar arbor was and back toward the Pavilion Hotel out over the bay. At the X is the Nueces Hotel and what you see on this side is the Horne (?) Apartments. This takes in about two blocks and over. All this, you know was full of buildings."
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[Downtown Corpus Christi after the flood]

[Downtown Corpus Christi after the flood]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Photograph of downtown Corpus Christi after the hurricane of 1919. Debris is being cleared in front of the Nueses Hotel, a furniture company and Lichtenstein's store. Inscribed on the back of the photo, " Clearing away wreckage down-town on Chapaeral St. Lichtenstein's have their things out trying to dry them. X is the Nueces Hotel. This is where the water was up in the lobby."
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[Seaside Hotel and debris]

[Seaside Hotel and debris]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Photograph of the destruction at the Seaside Hotel in Corpus Christi after the hurricane of 1919. Inscription on the back of the photo,"This is the Seaside Hotel - one of the oldest in town. In front of it is where that pretty big salt cedar arbor was. You can see what there is left. Notice how the sidewalk is even torn up. This hotel was also one of those buildings covered with concrete. Only one of the pretty palms in front is left."
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
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