Brad Bertelli

Brad Bertelli is an author, speaker, Florida Keys historian, and Honorary Conch who has been writing about the local history for two decades. Brad has called the Florida Keys home since 2001. He is the author of eight books, including The Florida Keys Skunk Ape Files, a book of historical fiction that blends two of his favorite subjects, the local history and Florida’s Bigfoot, the Skunk Ape. His latest book, Florida Keys History with Brad Bertelli, Volume 1, shares fascinating glimpses into the rich and sometimes surprising histories of the Florida Keys. To satisfy your daily history fix, join his Facebook group Florida Keys History with Brad Bertelli.

Hurricane interrupts railroad construction, endangers workers

The decision to run the Key West Extension of Henry Flagler’s Over-Sea Railroad from the mainland to Key West altered the future of Florida’s...

Washed out to sea

The decision to run the Key West Extension of Henry Flagler’s Over-Sea Railroad from the mainland to Key West altered the future of Florida’s...

Pirate Stories!

December 19, in the piratical history books, has been an active one in the shallow waters surrounding the Florida Keys. In 1818, the Emma...

Accolades for Fern Butters’ Key lime pie, Sombrero (the vanishing) Key & Browne v. Housman

Accolades for Fern Butters’ Key lime pie  While the lovely Barbara Cockerham is Islamorada’s current Key Lime Pie Lady, she was not the first.  The original...

’35 storm most powerful ever

The Category 5 1935 Labor Day Hurricane is still the most powerful storm ever to strike North America. While the killer hurricane accounted for...

Popular

BIKERS START FIGHT ON BIG PINE KEY AFTER SEEING SOMEONE IN A RIVAL GANG’S SHIRT, SHERIFF SAYS

Four Florida Keys men were arrested on Saturday, March...

COACH’S BODY FOUND IN STORM DRAIN AT KEY WEST HIGH SCHOOL

The body of beloved Key West teacher and basketball...

SMALL PLANE CRASHES ON OCEAN REEF GOLF COURSE, 1 INJURED

One man was injured Friday afternoon when a small...

MORE PICKLEBALL COURTS SET FOR CONSTRUCTION IN KEY LARGO

Fred Workman and his 24-year-old son Riley have discovered...

COUNTY PARTNERS WITH HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF THE UPPER KEYS ON HOUSING PROJECTS

On Feb. 21, the Monroe County Land Authority governing...

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Get Keys Weekly delivered right to your inbox along with a daily dose of Keys News.

Success! Please check your email for confirmation.