Jan. 27, 2021

A Bat Dress of an Episode: The St. Mary's Orphanage Disaster

A Bat Dress of an Episode: The St. Mary's Orphanage Disaster
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Content warnings:
Having COVID-19, endangered animals, brief reference to children dying in a fire in previous episode, very brief mentions of miscarriage and infertility, being an orphan, forced medication, orphanages, tragic implications of poverty, violence against Native Americans, yellow fever, foster care, building fire with children in peril who survive, Catholicism, hurricane, large-scale death of children as an unavoidable part of the episode, drowning, decomposing bodies, mass casualties, large scale damage to city, water rescue, ghosts, racism/white people virtue signaling, structural racism in education, very vague mention of domestic violence, media representations of LGBTQ+ and POC and trauma, traumatic childbirth/emergency c-section

BRIA 14 3 a How Welfare Began in the United States
Galveston's Haunted Orphanage
Original Site of St. Mary's Orphan Asylum
Orphanages: An Historical Overview
Portrait of a Legend: The Great Storm of 1900: St. Mary’s Orphan Asylum
Queen of the Waves
St. Mary's Orphanage, Galveston
The heroic nuns who lost their lives in the Galveston hurricane of 1900
The Sisters of Charity Orphanage
Yellow Fever

Outro music:
Galveston Hurricane 1900 - Film: Thomas A. Edison - Music: Tom Rush

Music clip used in episode:
Queen of the waves1