Friday, August 29, 2014

Islamorada Hurricane Monument

Erected in 1937, this stone crypt on the island of Islamorada contains the cremated remains of over 300 victims of the 1935 Labor Day hurricane that devastated the area with 185-200+ mile winds, a 15-foot flood, and the lowest barometric sea level pressure ever recorded in U.S. history.

Some wags have criticized that the image on the monument is wrong, because it depicts palm trees being blown away from the storm. Looking at it, I'm not really sure how they deduce that. But even so, palm trees can whip in a circular motion during a hurricane, so stop ya whinin'.

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