The Great Depression left many Americans struggling to survive, including WWI vets. The federal government put these veterans to work building a road to connect Key West to the Florida mainland. Sadly, many were killed when a category 5 hurricane swept through the area with winds in excess of 200 mph, knocking a rescue train sent to save the men right off the tracks. Today we remember this event as the 1935 Labor Day Hurricane.
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