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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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Wonderful reminder

The monument is easy to see and get to. It reminds us that many have given their lives for the betterment of our country. Plenty of walking space but no shade so be... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 October 2016
Lisa T
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Richmond, Virginia
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Miami, Florida, Usa
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27 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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Thank Shirley W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a few minutes, stop by this monument and read about all the people who died in this surprise hurricane while working on the overseas railroad. Imagine what they encountered. The remains of many are laid to rest at this site. Many others, never found.

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Thank Ed B
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Informative and somber monument to the 1935 Labor Day hurricane, this monument is also very pretty. Very glad we stopped to check it out.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The monument is easy to see and get to. It reminds us that many have given their lives for the betterment of our country. Plenty of walking space but no shade so be prepared. It will only take about 30 minutes to read and reflect.

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Thank Lisa T
Axel, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Spend 15 minutes at this monument to remember the 1935 hurricane that took about 500 lives. I was not aware of that horrific Labor Day event so it was very educational for me

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Thank DdeKerf
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We stopped at the monument on behalf of my grandson; who loves to learn about hurricanes. He was not disappointed.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

It's a small, solemn, and tastefully build monument that gives you a lot of food for thought about the terrible power of Mother Nature during a hurricane and how people should never try to wait out a hurricane because nature is stronger than we are. It is very sad to read and think about how 500 people lost their lives... More 

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Estero, FL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

I remembered seeing this on the way to Key West so decided to stop on the way back. I also recall hearing the story of this memorial at one of our stops in Key West. There is some great information to fully understand what happened on that Labor Day in 1935.

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Worth stopping and reading all the placards to remember what was lost. Really thoughtfully designed memorial.

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