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No storm too great for Bolivar family - The Galveston County Daily News: Profiles: Communities

July 23, 2016

No storm too great for Bolivar family

Posted: Saturday, April 20, 2013 1:00 am

For a long time, Sid Bouse’s family members have been living off the land. Both of his family lines, the Johnsons and the Bouses, came to Bolivar Peninsula to farm and to raise cattle.

If the humid climate and sandy terrain weren’t exactly the best conditions for raising cattle, they were nothing compared to the families’ bad timing. The Johnsons arrived on Bolivar Peninsula in 1900, just months ahead of The Great Storm that killed more than 6,000 people.

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