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David Sloan

David Sloan
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David Sloan is the author of Haunted Key West and Ghosts of Key West. He is known for tracing the biggest legends of the Florida Keys back to their origins. Sloan operates Key West’s original ghost tour. (hauntedkeywest.com) Email: [email protected]

The Bum Farto Files: What’s In a name?

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

The Bum Farto Files: A Regular Joe

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Key West Fire Chief Joseph “Bum” Farto disappeared Feb. 16, 1976 while awaiting sentencing for a drug trafficking conviction stemming from Operation Conch –...
The Mysterious Handprint at Pigeon Key - A sandwich sitting on top of a plate of food on a table - Korean taco

The Mysterious Handprint at Pigeon Key

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A Spanish superstition warns that if a bird sings outside your window at night, a death will occur in your home the following day....
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Ghost May Reveal $12 Million ‘Key Lime Treasure’ Location

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The owner of a Caroline Street address in Key West may be sitting on $12 million in buried treasure, and a resident ghost just...
Once and for all – Key Lime Pie’s New York City Origin Story Disproved - A half eaten piece of cake on a plate - Key lime pie

Once and for all – Key Lime Pie’s New York City...

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Chef Stella Parks caused quite a stir when she questioned the origin of Key West’s native dessert and claimed Key lime pie was first...
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The Rise & Fall of Commercial Key Lime Crops

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Say “gracias” and tip your hat to Mexico next time a tart and tangy slice of Key lime pie throws a fiesta in your...
#Festival: Got Key Lime? - A bowl of food - Key lime pie

A Truce in The Key Lime Crust Wars?

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Arguments erupt and ALL CAPS fill the comment sections of social media when someone dares to ask if a pastry crust or a Graham...
Key Lime Legends – The Cookie Lady - A person is smiling while holding a piece of cake on a plate - Florida Keys

Key Lime Legends – The Cookie Lady

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Hundreds of people peddle sweets in the Florida Keys, but few rise to the iconic status of Marilyn Kellner, better known to the world...
Killing Cancer with Key Limes - A group of green fruit - Key lime

Killing Cancer with Key Limes

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The Key lime is usually celebrated in pie form in the Florida Keys, and though many Americans can justify 440 calories, 22 grams of...
The History of Green Key Lime Pie - A piece of cake on a plate - Key lime pie

The History of Green Key Lime Pie

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Residents of the Florida Keys know Key lime pie is yellow, but if you follow #keylimepie on Instagram or find yourself lost in the...