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The Rebuilding of a City | 1919-1923

Making landfall 25 miles south of Corpus Christi with some 16-foot surges, The Great Storm of 1919 hit the city with vengeance. Fighting back, the city began clean-up and recovery efforts immediately, coming together to rebuild - and rethink - the community. Corpus Christi witnessed a decade of growth that included the creation of the Port Commission and true deep-water port, the dredging of a ship channel through the Bay, a Chamber of Commerce, the construction of the seawall downtown and the reconstruction of Spohn Hospital at its present location on Shoreline.

Walter Francis Timon and the Campaign for the Seawall
John Nance Garner and Opening Day of the Port of Corpus Christi
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