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Artifacts. Stories.: The Panoramic Sketch - E2

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In Episode Two of’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.

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Article written by Lee Roane

Lee Roane is President of & Company and occasionally is inspired to write a blog.

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