Brazos Valley, TX Floods, Aug 1899

Brazos Floods. - Terrible floods swept over the whole Brazos valley in August, 1899, destroying seven and a half million dollars - worth of property and laying waste 600 square miles of our richest farming lands. Governor Sayers called for assistance to relieve the distress, and distributed more than seven hundred thousand dollars in money and supplies

Mrs. Anna J. Hardwicke Pennybacker, A History of Texas For Schools: Also For General Reading and For Teachers Preparing Themselves For Examination, Revised Edition (Austin, Texas: Mrs. Percy V. Penny Backer, Publisher, 1924)