You'll learn a lot at this monument, but I'd suggest you read "Storm of the Century" before you visit, it makes your visit much more poignant.
Who knew that over 300 people were buried here from the 1935 hurricane? The marker is simple, but the story plaques in the plaza behind are an absolute must see! I have been to the keys numerous times and this time we decided to stop for a few minutes. This reflects the power of nature and how vulnerable the Keys... More
The Hurricane Monument is well worth the visit. The memorial plaques tell the story of the hurricane and 17 foot tidal wave that hit Islamorada in 1935. It is a beautiful memorial to those buried at the site, to the economy and railroad that was destroyed, and to the rebirth of the Florida Keys.
Enroute to our Key West condominium we often stop at the Hurricane Monument in Islamorada. It was Labour Day in 1935 and apparently it was the most intense hurricane to make landfall in the USA, category 5. It seems that a train was dispatched from Miami in order to evacuate construction workers. The train was mostly swept away before reaching... More
It takes just a few minutes to see this monument to the victims of the 1935 hurricane and also a crypt containing the ashes of many of the unknown victims. There are a couple of story boards which are interesting. It is a beautiful tribute.
Took the city line tour down in key west, and they talked about this event in history, we were staying close to the Monument, so we stopped in to say a prayer, very sad, beautiful site.
Walked here from our hotel - Ocean House. We had previously done the trip to Pigeon key; so had heard about the disaster. Not too much to see; but makes you think about the vulnerability of main vs nature.
A small monument to a very sad event - natures fury killing mainly veterans of the First World War who were caught out on a train while trying to escape the storm. Right by the main road... Worth a moments reflection!
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