Rescue train swept off the tracks by the 1935 Labor Day hurricane

Rescue train swept off the tracks by the 1935 Labor Day hurricane

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/149572
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Title

  • Rescue train swept off the tracks by the 1935 Labor Day hurricane

Image Number

  • N041488

Year

  • 1935

Date Note

  • Photographed in Florida Keys on September 5, 1935.

Series Title

    Biography Note

  • The hurricane washed this eleven car special train off the track soon after reaching the strickened 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.

Physical Description

  • 1 photonegative - b&w - 4 x 5 in.

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