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Hurricane Monument

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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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Hurricanes do happen here!!!

Fascinating. A stark reminder of the vulnerability of this area. Site very accessible and easy to find.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Fascinating. A stark reminder of the vulnerability of this area. Site very accessible and easy to find.

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Findlay, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Interesting historical background about 1935 hurricane. Hard to imagine a 19 foot storm surge on such a small island. Pull off US 1 and read the signs.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Interesting piece of history tucked off the main highway going through Islamorada, A good reminder of the havoc that can be wrecked by a force of nature in the middle of tourist paradise.

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Gambrills, Maryland
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 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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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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Address: Mile Marker 81.6, Islamorada, FL 33036
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Islamorada

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