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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 history in Islamorada.

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Glenview, IL
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Glenview, IL
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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36 attraction reviews
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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167 attraction reviews
337 helpful votes 337 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Key West
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54 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

OK, this is not a glitzy destination. You won't want to spend the day there. It is historical and wonderful. It is a simple monument and easy to find on the roadside. When we visited last week the grounds were immaculately groomed showing the respect due all those whose lives were lost during the hurricane. If you just want to... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The Monument is located right off the highway and doesn't take but a few minutes to check out. It is a very respectable memorial for those who lost their lives in the hurricane.

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Saint Genevieve, Missouri
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is a monument to the hundreds of people who lost their lives in a terrible Cat 5 hurricane in the 1930's. The hundreds of people are buried right here. A lot of them were WWI veteran servicemen building the overseas highway bridges for the railroad, and back then they had no Doppler to tell them what they had coming.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

So many people drive right by the Hurricane Monument in Islamorada and have no idea what it represents. For the people who built the original overseas railroad, and later the overseas highway, it represents their courage, commitment, and their friends and family who lost their lives in the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935. It's built of hard coral rock, like... More 

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