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David Sloan researches intriguing stories from Key West's past to share island history people might not hear on the Conch Train.

The Bum Farto Files: The Other Operation Conch

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Key West Fire Chief Joseph "Bum" Farto disappeared on Feb. 16, 1976, while awaiting sentencing for a drug trafficking conviction stemming from Operation Conch...

Love Me Do – Key West minstrel shows

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The Beatles fought racism from a Key West motel. (See keysweekly.com) We all can fight racism. While we celebrate Key West as “One Human...

Tarred and Feathered by the Key West Ku Klux Klan

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The Beatles fought racism from a Key West motel. (You can read about that at keysweekly.com.) You can also fight racism. While...

The Key West Race War of 1897

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The Beatles fought racism from a Key West motel. (You can read more about that at keysweekly.com.) You can also fight racism....
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Love Me Do – The dark side of Mallory Square

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The Beatles fought racism from a Key West motel. (See keysweekly.com for that story.)  You can fight racism, too....

Slavery at Fort Taylor & Fort Jefferson

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The Beatles fought racism from a Key West motel. You too can fight racism. While we celebrate Key West as “One Human Family,” we...

How the Beatles fought racism from a Key West motel

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Beatlemania took America by storm in 1964, but that same year, the president of the Florida Hotel & Motel Association dumped muriatic...

The Bum Farto Files: The Ballad of Titus Walters

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(Editor's Note: This week's installment of The Bum Farto Files includes details of a murder and crime scene that some readers may...

The Bum Farto Files: The Perfect Storm

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Key West Fire Chief Joseph "Bum" Farto disappeared on Feb. 16, 1976, while awaiting sentencing for a drug trafficking conviction stemming from...

The Bum Farto Files: The Dollar Dance

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Key West Fire Chief Joseph “Bum” Farto disappeared on Feb. 16, 1976, while awaiting sentencing for a drug trafficking conviction stemming from Operation Conch...