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Hurricane Monument

Mile Marker 81.6, Islamorada, FL 33036
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Hurricane Memorial

Worth the effort to find this hurricane memorial on the ocean side of the road (approx. mile marker... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
tarch88
Stop and view the hurricane monument

The hurricane monument is worth a quick stop. It is a great memorial to a powerful storm. It sits... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2018
MAP218218
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monument to the hundreds who died in the Great Labor Day Hurricane of 1935.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good30%
  • Average22%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Mile Marker 81.6, Islamorada, FL 33036
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"labor day"
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"who lost their lives"
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"worth a quick stop"
in 8 reviews
"minute stop"
in 5 reviews
"moving tribute"
in 4 reviews
"overseas railroad"
in 4 reviews
"interesting piece of history"
in 3 reviews
"power of mother nature"
in 3 reviews
"stretch your legs"
in 7 reviews
"history lesson"
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"off the highway"
in 3 reviews
"nice stop"
in 4 reviews
"key west"
in 7 reviews
"memorial"
in 22 reviews
"veterans"
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"victims"
in 12 reviews
"reminder"
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Worth the effort to find this hurricane memorial on the ocean side of the road (approx. mile marker 81). The use of the local Keys stone is fantastic. Read the story of the tragedy and who is buried under the memorial. Parking is on the...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

The hurricane monument is worth a quick stop. It is a great memorial to a powerful storm. It sits immediately off the highway, is free and is easy to access.

1  Thank MAP218218
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

This is a beautiful monument dedicated to the countless men and women that lost their lives in the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935. Still the strongest storm to ever strike the United States. It doesn't take long to see it all ,but it really puts...More

2  Thank mlee89
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

This hurricane monument is a reminder of how dangerous the weather can be. The recent storm caused so much damage and everyone needs to heed the warnings to move to safer ground in the event of storm settings.

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Reviewed 14 February 2018

On left side of the number 1 highway going west, so you get to cross busy traffic both ways. A short visit and interesting monument.

Thank DEEvaluator
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Stuck in the traffic? Need to be reminded that you don't have it so bad? This is the place. A great piece of history, and puts things in perspective.

Thank PickyBaer
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Takes just a minute to stop and understand. Combined with the railroad history and the veterans that lost their lives in addition to the residents it is stark reminder that weather will win - we are just better at getting warnings out and evacuating .

Thank MikeJennyQ
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Decided to turn around and check out the monument given the most recent hurricane and viewing the damage along the way. Nice marker and good history. Gives you a break from driving and a flavor for local history and a reminder that history does repeat...More

Thank loesshawk2015
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Checked out the Hurricane Monument while visiting Islamorada. Good information on the 1935 Hurricane. Worth a quick stop.

Thank R J
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

Just takes a minute to stop. A solemn reminder weather can be cruel in the keys. Sad to think there were no warnings for these people as we have today. I was expecting just a stone monument, but I was caught off guard with hundreds...More

Thank Randy2353
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