Tag Archives: 1935 Keys Labor Day Hurricane

85th Anniversary: World War I veterans wash away in most powerful Hurricane ever to hit the US

The 1935 Labor Day Hurricane is the subject of this week’s Florida History Podcast. One of the great tragedies of the Labor Day storm was the death of hundreds of World War I veterans who were building the Overseas Railroad as part of the New Deal’s WPA program. This was just a few years after […]