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Photographs - - 1926 - - Home site after the Hurricane of 1926.
Photographs - - 1926 - - Home site after the Hurricane of 1926.
TitlePhotographs - - 1926 - - Home site after the Hurricane of 1926.
Date1926
NotesThe Hurricane of 1926 was described by the U.S. Weather Bureau in Miami as "probably the most destructive hurricane ever to strike the United States." It hit Fort Lauderdale, Dania, Hollywood, Hallandale and Miami. No storm in previous history had done as much property and crop damage. As a response to storm-stricken Florida, Swift and Co. turned over $10, 000 worth of food stuff to the state of Florida. Also the Salvation Army and the Red Cross sent food, clothing and medical supplies. In the aftermath, the railroad was the lifeline and shipped most of the supplies. Only the icebox remains at this home site after the Hurricane of 1926. An icebox, a compact non-mechanical refrigerator, was a standard kitchen appliance before the development of safe powered refrigeration devices. Iceboxes were in use until electric refrigerators became common.
SubjectRefrigeration - - Florida. Florida - -Hurricane, 1926. Florida - - History - -20th century. Hurricanes - - Florida - - Pictorial works.
FormatPhotographs
SourceCourtesy of the Broward County Historical Commission
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