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1935 Hurricane Survivors video plus a powerpoint of the 1935 Hurricane by the late Irving R Eyster
August 24 2015 Time: Monday, 6:30 pm
Island Community Church, mm 83
On Monday, August 24th the Matecumbe Historical Trust will show two presentations to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the September 2, 1935 Labor Day Hurricane. The MHT will show the original 1935 Hurricane Survivors reunion and a PowerPoint presentation by the late Irving R Eyster, Florida Keys historian. In 2010, for the 75th Anniversary of the 1935 Hurricane, the Matecumbe Historical Trust had seven of the 1935 Hurricane survivors on stage; tell their stories of survival during the storm. Over 350 people attended this event. Mr. Eyster’s presentation will follow telling the story of the 1935 Hurricane and show photos of the destruction of the storm. The 1935 Hurricane had the lowest barometer reading every recorded in this hemisphere of 26.35. Over 600 veterans were here working on the roads to replace the ferries from Lower Matecumbe to Grassy Key. Over 500 men, women and children lost their lives. The lecture will be held at Island Community Church, mile marker 83 at 6:30 pm. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information call Barbara at 305-393-0940.

 
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