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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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Piece of local history

This is a poignant monument honoring the victims and history of the worst hurricane to ever hit the keys. It is a nice stop on your way into or out of the Keys.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Davie, Florida
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Gambrills, Maryland
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103 reviews 103 reviews
29 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

there is a lot of information to read about and realize what the people who live in the keys with only one route out go through.. I could not do it...

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Palm Harbor, Florida, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

A 'must stop' to those who are interested in Florida's history. To me, this is a part of what I call 'Real Florida'... part of the good and not so good that IS Florida. A story of those desperate to find work, mostly WW1 vets, that braved horrible conditions, heat, Mosquitos and Nature itself to carve a railroad across the... More 

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Atlanta
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

It is well done and very easy to see in a very short time. The plackes are on the back with the information.

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Davie, Florida
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56 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This is a poignant monument honoring the victims and history of the worst hurricane to ever hit the keys. It is a nice stop on your way into or out of the Keys.

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Wood Dale, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
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14 helpful votes 14 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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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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