Islamorada in Monroe County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Site of Camp Three
Housed first in tents and then wooden cottages, these veterans, with an average age of 40, were supposed to live having survived World War One. One hundred and ten were identified and buried in Miami at the Woodlawn Cemetery. Due to health concerns at the time the remaining bodies recovered were quickly cremated.
This marker is dedicated to those veterans who lost their lives and gave all that day.
Erected 2012 by Toll Gates Shores - Lower Matecumbe Key.
Location. 24° 51.184′ N, 80° 44.388′ W. Marker is in Islamorada, Florida, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Tollgate Boulevard and Toll Gate Shores Drive, Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Islamorada FL 33036, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Road and Ferry (approx. 0.4 miles away); Highway Piers (approx. ¾ mile away); Triangle of History (approx. 2.6 miles away); Juan Ponce de Leon (approx. 4.7 miles away); Rafters (approx. 4.7 miles away); Spanish Treasure Fleet of 1733 (approx. 4.7 miles away); Florida East Coast Railroad Overseas Extension (approx. 4.8 miles away); Historic Plaque (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Islamorada.
Also see . . . Revisiting the story of the lost soldiers of Florida's most powerful hurricane. (Submitted on May 31, 2015, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida.)
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Disasters • War, World I •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 22, 2015, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. This page has been viewed 287 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 22, 2015, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.