THE NATURAL HISTORY ROOM
- The 1935 Labor Day Hurricane Shelf
This page by Jerry Wilkinson
- The Florida Keys Memorial -
The Hurricane Shelf is dedicated to the victims of all Natural
The Memorial is located at Mile Marker 81.5.
This was probably the largest
ever for a single event in the Upper Keys.
The crypt contains the remains of all those
collected and saved and some of the families of those who died later.
The dedication was attended by a broad and diverse
Herman Sauter, a Philadelphia, Pa.
was identified by discharge papers found on his body and was chosen to
represent all others, veteran and civilian.
The Harvey Seeds Post of the American
was instrumental in relief work and the promotion of the memorial. Post
Commander, Lt. Thomas Kelly, addressed the group.
Nine year old Faye Parker with the help of
two Boy Scouts, it was a windy day, pulled the rope to unveil the
The memorial is on the National Register of Historic Places
Now that you have been this far, if you
have time for a 27 minute movie of the hurricane, please Click Here.
Or, if you wish more information
about the World War One Veterans on the Keys,Click Here.
Thank you for visiting.
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