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Hurricane Monument

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Address: Mile Marker 81.6, Islamorada, FL 33036
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monument to the hundreds who died in the Great Labor Day Hurricane of 1935.

monument to the hundreds who died in the Great Labor Day Hurricane of 1935.

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A quick stop

Worth your time to visit this historical marker. A history of the 1935 hurricane. On the main road and the markers give interesting details . Can be done in l5 minutes.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 November 2015
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Ware Shoals, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

Have to actually go up to see the beauty and read the story--but it is a must do if you are in the area

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Ware Shoals, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

Worth your time to visit this historical marker. A history of the 1935 hurricane. On the main road and the markers give interesting details . Can be done in l5 minutes.

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Howell, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

Very will put together monument remembering the victims of the hurricane years ago. Then actually got the big warning 2 minuets after the hurricane hit. Please stop by for a few minuets to show your support.

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Thank Christopher J
Fort Payne, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

Easy to miss as it doesn't look like much from the road but has a nice monument to the victims of the category 5 hurricane that hit on Labor day 1935. The cremated remains of 300 victims are interred in the base covered by a mosaic tile showing a map of the Keys which sits just in front of the... More 

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Thank kerry h
Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

If you appreciate history or have read anything about the railroads and hurricanes, then stop here to appreciate it all. It only takes a few minutes and is right on the main road.

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Thank Kristin S
Miami
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

Every day hundreds of people drive right by this monument without even thinking about the history. My husband and I visited the nearby FL keys Discovery museum and looked at lots of photographs and information regarding the hurricane of 1935 and the 700 lives that were lost. We decided to come here afterwards to pay our respects. There's not a... More 

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Thank mwooduk
The Colony
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

Nicely kept memorial to those who lost their lives in the devastating hurricane of 1935. There are cremains on site of many of the victims.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

Worth a stop to stretch your legs and read a little history, but of course there is not a lot here beyond that

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phoenix,AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

Beautiful memorial and a solemn place to honor those whom have perished in hurricane of Labor Day that wipes out the Overseas Railway, incredible history of the keys in the 30's

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Solna, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

I have not been through a hurricane and cant really imagine how it was when this one struck. Its a monument nicely kept along Number One

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Thank Birgitta-Kenneth

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