A War on Rats! Bubonic Plague: A Centenary Study

Epidemic diseases (perhaps most notably, Yellow Fever) are embedded in Galveston’s history. An outbreak of bubonic plague during the summer of 1920 was a brief, tumultuous overlooked yet overlook episode in Galveston’s history (that coincided with a bathing beauty pageant along the Seawall, and a longshoreman’s strike on Harborside). Come by the mini exhibit on display in our library and view the full exhibit!