Local call number: N041488
Title: [Rescue train swept off the tracks by the 1935 Labor Day hurricane]
Date: Photographed in Florida Keys on September 5, 1935.
Physical descrip: 1 photonegative: b&w; 4 x 5 in.
Series Title: (General Collection)
General Note: The hurricane washed this 11-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.
Repository: State Library and Archives of Florida, 500 S. Bronough St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250 USA. Contact: 850.245.6700. Archives@dos.state.fl.us
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