1918 Typhoon Monument in Marshall Islands

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1918 Typhoon Monument in Marshall Islands

Typhoons are quite rare in the Marshall Islands, but in 1918 a big one struck the southern atolls and Majuro was especially damaged. The typhoon caused over 200 causalities and widespread destruction. The 1918 Typhoon Monument, a large sandstone upright on the lagoon-side dirt road at the end of Laura, commemorates the victims of the typhoon and pays homage to the Japanese Emperor for his generous contribution of private funds for rebuilding Majuro.

1918 Typhoon Monument

Typhoons are quite rare in the Marshall Islands, but in 1918 a big one struck the southern atolls and Majuro was especially damaged. The typhoon caused over 200 causalities and widespread destruction. The 1918 Typhoon Monument, a large sandstone upright on the lagoon-side dirt road at the end of Laura, commemorates the victims of the typhoon and pays homage to the Japanese Emperor for his generous contribution of private funds for rebuilding Majuro.

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