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Labor Day Hurricane of 1935...



Item # 662968

September 4, 1935

ALBANY EVENING NEWS, Albany, New York, September 4, 1935

* The strongest U.S. hurricane hits the South
* The Labor Day Hurricane

This 12 page newspaper has a nice two line banner headline on the front page: "700 STORM DEAD, FLORIDA REPORTS, Rescue Ships Launching Boats to Reach 372 Aboard Dixie", with subheads, related photos, and a map.

Other news of the day is present throughout. Light browning with little margin wear, mostly along the left spine. An archival mend has been made to the left blank-margin, but not on inside pages, otherwise good.
 
wikipedia notes: The Labor Day Hurricane was a very compact, intense hurricane that formed in the North Atlantic during August 1935. It remains the strongest hurricane on record to have struck the United States, and was for five decades the strongest Atlantic hurricane ever. Currently, it ranks third in lowest central pressure, behind Hurricane Wilma (2005) and Hurricane Gilbert (1988).

After striking the Bahamas, the hurricane made landfall along the Florida Keys on Labor Day, September 2, 1935 with Category 5 winds on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. The storm devastated a part of the Keys, breaking the islands' road and rail connections to mainland Florida. More than 400 people were killed.

Category: The 20th Century

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