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Post 154  Marathon, Florida

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CHARTER DATE: April 1, 1946

FIRST COMMANDER: P.C Gilbert W. Spence 1946-1947/1949-1950

NOTABLE MEMBERS: Mickey Walker

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Marathon, A wide spot on the "Highway that went to Sea", Also known as U.S Highway 1 and located in the fabulous Florida keys, had very few inhabitants at the end of the world. Marathon had been a thriving little town before the labor day hurricane of 1939. It washed out the railroad bridges and tracks. The residents of Monroe county pledged their money due to them from the gasoline taxes and completed the highway from Miami to Key West. This was a toll road and fees received for toll would eventually pay off the mortgage. Then war was declared,.. Full story »
A Meeting was called for March 18, 1946 at 8:00 pm to organize an American Legion Post in Marathon. This meeting was held in the community building in Marathon. The following people were present. Charles Forsythe, Cecil Toye SR, Bill Edwards, Bob Hill, D.S Parkhurst, Bill Parrish JR., Bill Daly, James E. Mcwilliams, Gilbert W. Spence, Gilbert J. Spence, Fred Taylor, Thomas B. Campbell, WM. F. Chaplin, Cecil O. Keith, Howard Hughes, Thomas Holley, and.. Full story »
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