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Hurricane Monument

Mile Marker 81.6, Islamorada, FL 33036
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A nice monument

Just takes a minute to stop. A solemn reminder weather can be cruel in the keys. Sad to think... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
Randy2353
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North Palm Beach, Florida
Still the most powerful storm to hit the US ever

A moving tribute to those who lost their lives, but also the survivors, in the strongest storm... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2017
Planegator
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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monument to the hundreds who died in the Great Labor Day Hurricane of 1935.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good31%
  • Average22%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Mile Marker 81.6, Islamorada, FL 33036
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"who lost their lives"
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"moving tribute"
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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

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

A moving tribute to those who lost their lives, but also the survivors, in the strongest storm (measured by lowest pressure) to ever strike the US. Worth a quick stop - encourages appreciation of the Keys and our good fortune in our modern lives.

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

This really bring it home that power of mother nature. Especially after visiting the monument and now for them to go thru IRMA.

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

We're lucky, it seems, as we don't seem to have hurricanes with the same number of fatalities anymore, probably because of early warning and better communications. The cremated remains of approximately 300 people are buried here. But to show you the power of the hurricane,...More

Thank Allen21096
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

One of the few things along the keys that is actually free we spent probably 15-20 minutes here very interesting we also went to Pigeon key which tied in nicely as it gave more detail about the train and trying to save the people that...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

a sad reminder of what mother nature can unleash on us all. But also a testament to the perseverance of those who survived.

Thank Ian K
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

Seriously, as you drive by on the Overseas Highway you can see it. just slow down and you wont miss a thing.

Thank Clint S
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

The Hurricane of 1935 resulted in total devastation for the people who living here. The cremated remains of over 300 people are buried with this 80 year old monument.

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Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Interesting place for a fast stop to wonder around and stretch your legs after a long car ride. Sad to read about all the lives lost.

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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Conveniently located, it is a perfect quick stop on the way to Key West. 500 died in this hurricane.

Thank spiewaa
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