In 1877, Henry Flagler moved to Florida and began work on the Eighth Wonder of the World, an incredible railroad to the Keys. But in 1935, tragically, it was directly in the path of one of the worst hurricanes to ever land in the United States.
High school kids out for a good time, families traveling along the rails for a long Labor Day Weekend, rail workers taking a break from their labors, people working the sea for a living, heroic would be rescuers and more, were in for the most terrifying event of their lives. If they could just survive. The result of the Labor Day Hurricane's destruction was unequaled for many years. The tail of how Henry Flagler’s Overseas Railroad and Mother Nature clashed in 1935, is not only terrifying and horrendous, but also astounding and entertaining.