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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Early on the morning of April 16, 1947, the booming port of Texas City, Texas, became the site of the deadliest industrial accident in American history.
Before we begin… What’s your favorite Texas town that you’ve only visited once?
City on Fire, the book by Bill Minutaglio which so wonderfully tells the story of this pivotal event.
The Texas City Disaster, 1947 by Hugh W. Stevens, another good book on the tragedy.
Dalehite v. United States, the landmark Supreme Court case brought on behalf of the victims of the disaster.
Universal Newsreel footage of the Texas City Disaster (Some graphic footage here; may not be suitable for all viewers.)
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