In Episode Two of Galveston.com’s new video series, Artifacts. Stories., my right-hand man, Chris Aleman, joins Eleanor Barton to talk about a sketch of the harbor and downtown drawn in 1855. At the time, docks were extending into the bay about a quarter of a mile. Where Pier 21 is today, there was water. Horse-drawn wagons carried cargo to downtown. George Osborne and I decided to visit the location where the artist was perched on the mast of a sailing vessel over 150 years ago.
About nine months ago, I made a personal commitment to learn more of Galveston's colorful history. I understand that this is not a cinematic work of art. I'm simply sharing what I learned. If you have any suggestions for improvement - or story ideas! - please post them in the Disqus comments below.
If you missed the first episode, The Wooden Paver, click here. For the third episode, Battle of Galveston Part 1 - The Cannon Balls, click here.
As I add more episodes, you'll be able to find them at galveston.com/stories.
We are also publishing Rosenberg Treasures of the Month at galveston.com/rosenbergtreasures.
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