Highway Piers

Highway Piers (HM26PH)

Location: Islamorada, FL 33036 Monroe County
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Country: United States of America
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N 24° 50.71', W 80° 44.858'

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The veterans of World War I were promised a bonus but due to the Great Depression of the early 1930s the government was without funds.

Roosevelt was president and formed the Florida Emergency Relief Administration to create jobs for those out of work.

In Nov., 1934, the government sent 600 veterans to build bridges to replace the ferries. The main and largest camp was here were the Boy Scout Sea Base is today.

On Sept. 2, 1935, the great Labor Day hurricane with 200 mph winds and 20' waves destroyed the camp and the railway. The road was rebuilt on the railway bridges leaving the unfinished piers as a memorial to the hundreds who lost their lives.
HM NumberHM26PH
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Date Added Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 525498 N 2747827
Decimal Degrees24.84516667, -80.74763333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 24° 50.71', W 80° 44.858'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds24° 50' 42.6" N, 80° 44' 51.48" W
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Area Code(s)305
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail, Islamorada FL 33036, US
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