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The Cedar Keys Hurricane of 1896: Disaster at Dawn

By: Alvin F. Oickle

Price: $15.42

Publisher: Charleston, SC, The History Press: 2009

Seller ID: 4646348

ISBN: 1596296127

Condition: New


The destruction was beyond belief. Families watched in horror as walls of water swept away homes and businesses, and men held onto saplings for their very lives while the winds howled. Buildings on Atsena Otie were swept away so completely that only cracked stone foundations remained, and the forests of red cedar that gave the islands their name and livelihood were flattened. Resulting in dozens of deaths and millions of dollars in damage, Hurricane Number 4 in 1896 changed the Cedar Keys forever and set the city on a path to the present. Historian Alvin F. Oickle, drawing on firsthand account... View more info