Wednesday, September 30, 2020

exiles of Mariel

Hannah Scholze, Monroe County Local History Room museum services associate, works on an exhibit of  Cuban refugees who were relocated to Ft. McCoy in 1980. The exhibit opens Friday. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 10:01am
Forty years ago, this summer, Monroe County and Ft. McCoy were on the international radar. That was the year Fidel Castro opened up his borders, allowing any citizen who wanted to go to the U.S. to leave. Called the Mariel Boatlift, it brought 125,000 refugees to American shores, 14,000 of which...

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