In the tragedy of the Galveston hurricane of 1900 — the most fatal natural disaster in U. history — more than souls perished. Yet that number would have nearly doubled had it not been for the efforts of Dr.
Interurban rail cars on Virginia Point after the 1915 hurricane.Virginia Point was a small community located at the edge of the Mainland. In 1840, a ferry operated across the bay to Galveston. When the Galveston, Houston, & Henderson Railroad was initially built, tracks were laid between Houston and Virginia Point.