Okeechobee in Okeechobee County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Erected 1961 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-59.)
Location. 27° 14.697′ N, 80° 49.967′ W. Marker is in Okeechobee, Florida, in Okeechobee County. Marker is on Northwest 2nd St west of Northwest 3rd Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 304 Northwest 2nd St, Okeechobee FL 34972, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Peter And Louisiana Chandler Raulerson Gravesite (approx. 3 miles away); Battle of Okeechobee (approx. 3˝ miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Audubon's Dr. Paul Gray: Ecology of the Battle of Okeechobee | Audubon Florida News. The original battle was fought (Submitted on March 25, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. National Weather Service (WFO) Miami, Florida: 1928 Okeechobee Hurricane. ...the effect of the flood was devastating, and the loss of life, both human and animal, was apocalyptic. Damages from this hurricane were estimated around 25 million dollars which, normalized for population, wealth, and inflation, would be around 16 billion dollars today (Landsea, 2002). The horrible flood in the towns of Pahokee, Canal Point, Chosen, Belle Glade, and South Bay resulted in the drownings of many people, probably three quarters or more of whom were non-white field workers. The flood waters lasted for several weeks, and survivors were found wandering as late as September 22. (Submitted on March 25, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
3. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District: Lake Okeechobee and the Herbert Hoover Dike. (Submitted on March 25, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 25, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 558 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on March 25, 2014, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 25, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.