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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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Nice relaxing interesting learning opportunity.

Stop by to learn some history of the Keys. Relaxing place to learn about the hurricane and lives lost.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Diana E
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Concord, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A monument to victims of an epic natural disaster which changed the future of the Florida Keys. Many WWI veterans were killed in what would be the strongest storm to hit the US for the next 50 years. The remains of some of the cremated veterans are buried under this memorial. If you go early in the morning, the lack... More 

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Thank Debora G
Charleston, wv
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Sure. There is a bit of history but this is a 15 minute stop to stretch your legs. It's slightly more interesting than the southern most point monument in Key West.

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Thank 68Trout
Bala Cynwyd, PA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The monument was near our hotel so we walked over, but it's not worth stopping to se it. it's also right on the main highway so it's dangerous to access it.

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Thank LovesToTravel27_10
Concord, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stop by to learn some history of the Keys. Relaxing place to learn about the hurricane and lives lost.

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Thank Diana E
Manhattan, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Interesting history on the hurricane. Many lives were lost and this monument is well done and well preserved. Just takes a few minutes to read.

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Thank ACAgo
Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Not only is it a nice stop to stretch your legs and walk around, but a great place to reflect the lives lost in 1935. Wonderful and moving tribute knowing that 300 sets of remains are near you. I'm thankful that they decided to erect this monument for those lost. Please stop and take a look.

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Thank Lisa N
Lexington, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Nice monument overlooking a small, lush park. Dedicated to the lives lost in the 1935 hurricane. Peaceful, relaxing stop on the highway. Nice break from the long drive to Key West and worth a stop to read the history.

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Thank kythoro
South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The monument is right next to the highway so its not a detour. Having spent several years in Florida and experiencing a few hurricanes I had already knew of the hurricane of '35 but I still enjoyed reading the information and walking the grounds,peaceful.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

I had never heard of the hurricane this monument was erected for. Had no Idea that over 300 sets of cremated remains are entombed in the monument. Not just a photo op a lot of young men scarified themselves to save countless others

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 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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