Galveston’s lifetime is split in half: before 1900 and after. Before 1900 the city was the second wealthiest in all America until September of that year when the Great Storm slammed into the coast. To this day the Great Storm is considered the most deadly natural disaster in the US. It didn't have to be that way but a political tug-of-war spawned an outstandingly inaccurate forecast. Few evacuated. Thousands died. Survivors tried weighting the bodies and throwing them into th
The road out of Baton Rouge could not be fast enough. If Baton Rouge has any quaint areas I was hard pressed to find them in the sea of urban sprawl. Finally out of the concrete sea and back into green fields I blow past a sky scraping rusty building. ***SLAMS ON BREAKS*** Let's make a short detour. Like a moth to the flame, the rusty, tetanus-shot worthy abandoned sugar mills of Louisiana are calling.