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Rafters
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 24° 53.368 W 080° 40.567
17R E 532712 N 2752747
Quick Description: Located on the southern tip of Indian Key Fill
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 3/8/2018 8:21:35 PM
Waymark Code: WMXWP6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
Views: 4

Long Description:
This plaque is in memory of the many Cubans who were desperate to leave Castros' communist Cuba. They left their homes and families trying to cross the 90 miles of sea in rafts, inner tubes or anything that would float.
Not knowing what rough seas and storms would be encountered, hundreds or even thousands were lost and never heard from again.
This is in memory of those who lost their lives, and those who made it to this country. They are now free, contributing to their new homeland here as teachers, business people, political leaders and the economy of our state.
Marker Number: None

Date: None

County: Monroe

Marker Type: Plaque

Sponsored or placed by: Matecumbe Historical Trust

Website: Not listed

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