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    • Galveston (Origin of Name)

    • Pauls, Katherine V.
    • These documents discuss the early names of the Galveston area and when the current name Galveston was established. Early names include: Malhado ; St. Louis ; Isle de Culebra ; Galveztown ; Campeachy ; Saccharappa.
    • Early Newspapers in Galveston

    • Pauls, Katherine V.
    • These documents contain a general history of newspapers in Galveston,Texas as well as specific information on individual papers, including the Galveston News and the Galveston Tribune.
    • Galveston's Water Supply

    • Pauls, Katherine V.
    • These documents discuss the history of the water supply of Galveston, Texas as well as the history of how the water formations around Galveston has changed over time.
    • Folklore and Folktales

    • Pauls, Katherine V.
    • These documents contain folktales about the Native American Indians who lived in the lands around Galveston and the pirate Jean Lafitte.
    • Battle of Galveston

    • Pauls, Katherine V.
    • These documents describe the Battle of Galveston which occurred on January 1, 1863 during the American Civil War. The battle was a victory for the confederate forces and left them with several Union warships. The last of these documents also...
    • Fortifications of Galveston

    • Pauls, Katherine V.
    • These documents discuss the fortifications of Galveston which comprise the harbor defenses. The documents talk about the forts as they were in 1937 when the paper was written as well as the earlier history of the fortifications and who was in...
    • Galveston County Points of Interest

    • Pauls, Katherine V.
    • These documents describe several different tourist attractions for the County of Galveston, including Galveston Beach, Fort San Jacinto, and the Mosquito Fleet, as well as how to get to those places.
    • Parochial Schools in Galveston

    • Pauls, Katherine V.
    • These documents discuss the history of parochial schools in Galveston, Texas, which began with the establishment of the Ursuline Convent. Most of the schools are associated with the Catholic Church, except one large Lutheran church, St. John's...
    • Adult and Extension

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    • These documents describe continuing education for adults at educational institutions such as Galveston Business University and Evening School.
    • Early Churches of Galveston

    • Pauls, Katherine V.
    • These documents contain a brief history of the early churches established in Galveston,Texas. They cover the Presbyterian, Baptist, Methodist, Baptist, Episcopal, and Catholic churches as well as the German Lutheran Church, the German Methodist...
    • Early Settlement of Galveston

    • Pauls, Katherine V.
    • These documents contain the history of the early settlements in Galveston from the original Native American fishing camp to Spanish and Mexican military outposts to pirate headquarters and then to revolutionaries.
    • Jean Lafitte

    • Pauls, Katherine V.
    • These documents discuss Jean Lafitte, a notorious pirate who settled to rule the Galveston area. Lafitte was among other things a rum runner, slave trader, and the self-styled "Lord of Galveston."

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