Vol MMXIII, No 69
March 10, 1902
Galveston Rebuilds Following Storm of 1900
Born This Date
Singer, Edie Brickell born in Oak Cliff
On this date in 1966, singer Edie Brickell of the New Bohemians was born in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas. She graduated from Booker T Washington High for the Visual and Performing Arts, and attended SMU. While at SMU, she stepped up to a microphone and sang a song in front of band, The New Bohemians. She soon joined the band, and recorded a hit album.
A City on Stilts
The process of rebuilding continued in Galveston after 18 months of cleanup following the most destructive storm ever to come ashore in the United States.
By this time in 2902, plans were being implemented to raise the level of the city by up to 15 feet and adding an enormous breaker along the beach that would absorb the force of any future storm surges. Construction on this new "Sea Wall" will began later in 1902.