Flagler Memorial

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By robsv @ 2005-09-01 00:31:39
This man-made island (Memorial Island) is home to a 110 ft. tall obelisk honoring Henry Flagler. It was dedicated in 1920.
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@ 2005-09-01 11:23:47
Henry Flagler is the man responsible for building the Overseas Railroad linking Key West, then Florida's largest city, with the mainland in 1912. The railroad, almost totally destroyed by the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935, eventually became the Overseas Highway (US 1) and the Keys became the resort destination they are today.