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Address: Mile Marker 81.6, Islamorada, FL 33036
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Worth a stop to stretch your legs and read a little history, but of course there is not a lot here beyond that

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phoenix,AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Beautiful memorial and a solemn place to honor those whom have perished in hurricane of Labor Day that wipes out the Overseas Railway, incredible history of the keys in the 30's

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Solna, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I have not been through a hurricane and cant really imagine how it was when this one struck. Its a monument nicely kept along Number One

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Don't go out of your way, but this is a nice monument to visit if you are in the area. Always good to understand and appreciate the power of mother nature.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A very peaceful and serene memorial dedicated to those who perished in the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935. A simple but very nice tribute.

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 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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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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