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Hurricane Monument

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Address: Mile Marker 81.6, Islamorada, FL 33036
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monument to the hundreds who died in the Great Labor Day Hurricane of 1935.

monument to the hundreds who died in the Great Labor Day Hurricane of 1935.

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Worth a quick stop

Located on the lefthand side of US1 as you drive south through Islamorada, it is easy to miss. I agree with another reviewer that it isn't a must-see but it is an interesting... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Marquette, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

In 1935, a deadly category 5 hurricane hit the Florida Keys. Known as the Labor Day Hurricane, over 400 people dies, including many veterans who were housed at work camps in the Keys while building the Overseas Highway. The monument contains remains and cremains of many unidentified victims. The steps are very unique with large fossils embeded in them.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hurricane Monument at Mile Marker 81.6 is the center of Morada Way this is where the historic 1935 monument stands. This place has always appealed to the artists and craftsmen.

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a monument. How do you review such? It is however very near the edge of the road but maybe if you go at 4 am the waves can be heard over the traffic noise.

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New Lenox, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

interesting historical marker. nice art on the statue, we were biking and stopped on the steps to eat our lunch.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the monument is nice, and honors something meaningful, it is not what I would consider an attraction. It is easily visible from the road, and that may be enough. Check it out on your way up or down the keys.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located on the lefthand side of US1 as you drive south through Islamorada, it is easy to miss. I agree with another reviewer that it isn't a must-see but it is an interesting piece of history.

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Chisago City, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Keys is not afraid to tell their history.A gentle reminder to those that gave so we could enjoy. A nice stop and a nice park. There is a documentary on PBT on this story.

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Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I try to stop here as I pas to remember those who lost their souls to the storms. its a beautiful little park where you can park your car, take photos and relax on your way down the keys

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Miami, Florida, Usa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We made a fast stop here since it was near our hotel, but I wouldn't say it is a must-do. In fact you'd probably drive right past it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Having read Summertime by Vanessa Lafayette (a fictional story, set around the actual events of the hurricane of 1935) I was keen to see the memorial and was surprised to see how large it was and very well cared for. A touching reminder dear of such a tragic event.

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