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Houston's Gulf Hotel Fire - Zoom lunch and learn

  • 16 Mar 2021
  • 12:00 PM
  • online

The Winedale Lunch & Learn and the Round Top Family Library FYI
bring you our next joint ZOOM program:
Houston's Gulf Hotel Fire presented by Brady Hutchison

Tuesday, March 16 at NOON

During World War II Houston joined other cities in manufacturing war
materials for the Allied Powers. Thousands of newly arrived workers
lodged in hotels such as the Gulf Hotel at Preston and Louisiana in
downtown Houston. Early on September 7, 1943, a fire at the hotel
killed 55 men in Houston’s worst fire-related tragedy. 23 victims were
never identified and buried in a mass grave. This presentation will tell
the story of the fire and its aftermath. Mr. Hutchison is a retired
firefighter/arson investigator turned history professor and author who
currently teaches US History at Wharton County Junior College.

To join the ZOOM presentation please contact:

Tricia Blakistone
Winedale Site Manager
phone: 979-278-3530

Giddings Chamber of Commerce
183 E. Hempstead
Giddings, TX 78942
Located in the Lee County Museum, off the Courthouse Square

Contact:  (979) 542-3455
Chamber email:  chambergiddings@gmail.com
Tourism email:  giddingschamber@gmail.com

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