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

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Simple but effective

A nice stop on a bike trip. There is lots of historic info on the Hurricane of 1935 and its catastrophic effect on the Keys. Simple but moving memorial - a good reminder of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
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Boxborough, Massachusetts
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Wood Dale, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Many people don't realize that without the early pioneers of the Keys, there wouldn't be such an abundance of beautiful places to visit, eat at and stay at. I salute those who have come before us and have , unfortunately, paid Neptune with their lives. Whether they came to run away from something, came looking for their Paradise or came... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

In our travels around the US we have visited many memorials but this one has a special place for us as my husband is a veteran & a former Florida resident who has personally experienced many hurricanes. Take the time to read the informational signs to understand the true effect, especially on the many WW I veterans who gave their... More 

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Shady Side, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I went to see it at night and it was beautiful. The monument is amazing and I will definitely see it again during daylight hours so I can truly appreciate the map of the keys made in stone.

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Canton
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This monument was to remember those who died in the 1939 hurricane when the train was swept away by the hurricane. The stone for the monument came from the nearby quarry state park. Nice 10 minute stop to stretch your legs on your way to key west.

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Glenview, IL
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Didn't dislike anything; its worth stopping to see. Beautiful memorium of a tragic event. Nicely landscaped; the ashes are in the huge rectangular urn in center.

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Boxborough, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

A nice stop on a bike trip. There is lots of historic info on the Hurricane of 1935 and its catastrophic effect on the Keys. Simple but moving memorial - a good reminder of the power of nature.

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Athens, Georgia, United States
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The Monument is a granite memorial to the over 500 mostly WWII veterans who died in the category 5 hurricane on September 2, 1935. It stands over the cremated remains of 300 of them in a crypt of coral with a map of the Florida Keys on the sarcophagus. This is definitely worth a few minutes during a trip to... More 

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Fayetteville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

This is a very interesting monument.t just tells you how bad the 1935 hurricane was and some of the scars that still remain today across the keys. One scar is the railroad bridge next to the highway. The hurricane destroyed many of those bridges. This is definitely something I would visit while driving down highway 1.

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Alexandria, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Prominently set at Marker 81.6, this monument is a reminder that the Keys are vulnerable to the storms that sweep across southern Florida. The Labor Day hurricane of 1935 took the lives of numerous residents and railroad workers in a devastating blow to the community. The monument incorporates a bas-relief of the pounding seas and battered palm trees, carved from... More 

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New Lenox, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Beautiful tile work. Interesting facts about the hurricane. We were biking and it was a nice spot to rest.

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