Based on historical events from the 1500s to the present, The Ghost City of San Luis Island demonstrates the strength and hardships of building an early American city during the 1840s on San Luis Island in Brazoria County, Texas.
The book provides an in-depth look at the City of San Luis and its people through newspaper clippings, maps, documents and narrative collections along with several rare photos that have never been made available to the public before.
Eyewitness accounts include surviving forty and fifty foot high waves on the west end of Galveston Island during the 1900 Hurricane at San Luis Pass. No other Texas history book has this degree of documented material about San Luis Island and The peninsula known as Follett's Island.
The author's love of history and attention to detail has made this book possible. Having lived at Treasure Island for thirty years, Eileen M. Benitz Wagner has seen and lived through many scenarios first hand.