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Come and Take It is a talk show about Texas, by Texans. Three friends born and raised in Texas share their views on the state’s history, culture, and just what it means to be Texan.

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Scott Elfstrom
Sean McIver

#60: The Free State of Galveston

22 minutes

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This week we return to the early part of the 20th century to the city of Galveston. In the years after the hurricanes of 1900 and 1915 devastated the town, the island worked hard to revive itself as a port and a tourist destination The acceptance of alcohol and other vices played a major part of the recovery of the city, and had an indellible affect on Galveston and Texas history. Today we talk about the Free State of Galveston, on Come and Take It!

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