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Image Number: N031887
Image Number: RC17063
Image Number: N041488
The hurricane washed this eleven car special train off the track soon after reaching the stricken area. The train was trying to rescue 683 World War I veterans in a rehabilitation camp, of which around 250 died as a result of the hurricane. The veterans, a remnant of the Bonus Army that marched on Washington, were employed for highway construction in the federal work relief project.
Photographed in Florida Keys on September 5, 1935.
Image Number: RC17061
After the big storm, active Army units were assigned to search the shoreline, tidal creeks, and other likely areas where bodies might have been blown or washed up in the final stages of the hurricane. The boxes being burned are actually makeshift caskets, containing the victims' bodies. Over 250 veterans were thus cremated on the banks of Snake Creek, between Islamorada and Tavernier.
Image Number: 024867
Located about 2 miles east of Perry, Florida, south side of State Road 5A.
Image Number: N041523
Mrs. Bishop was the relief director for the Tavernier Area. Probably photographed in Tavernier, Florida.
Image Number: N041514
Dedicated to those who lost their lives in September, 1935 hurricane.
L-R. Rolla Southworth; William Wood, Federal Art Project District Three; Edna Fuller, State Director Federal Art Project; O.A. Sandquist, Works Projects Administration; E.W. Affleck, Federal Art Project. Photographed on November 14, 1937.
Image Number: C026458