In Key West

Honor the Heros

Overseas Highway

It was 80 years ago today that a Category 5 hurricane roared through the Florida Keys obliterating everything in sight and taking several hundred souls, as well as Henry Flagler’s railroad. It had the lowest recorded sea level pressure ever recorded in the US, with winds estimated at over 185 miles per hour. I would like to take a moment to recognize all the hard work these men and women did constructing the railroad, many of whom were veterans,  and to honor the sacrifices they made . We owe them a debt of gratitude as many of us still trek through the Keys on the same stretch of road so aptly named the Overseas Highway. Here’s a link to more data on the hurricane courtesy of Wikipedia.