Heritage, 2011, Volume 4 Page: 19
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VICTIMS AND VICTORS IN THE
AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE IKE
By Pamela Murtha
In 2003, the National Trust for Historic Preservation designated
Galveston as one of America's Dozen Distinctive Destinations,
impressed by several decades of restoration and revitalization ef-
forts in the city's landmark districts. Dwayne Jones, executive di-
rector for the Galveston Historical Foundation, an organization
dedicated to preserving the island's rich history, once described
the city as a gateway for early immigrants and a place with "some
of the largest collections of historic buildings in Texas and in
the country." All of this would be threatened, however, when on
September 13, 2008, Hurricane Ike made landfall over the city,
leaving behind a devastated island and a significantly altered his-
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