David Sloan

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

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

Love Me Do – Key West minstrel shows

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 Family,” we must not forget...

Tarred and Feathered by the Key West Ku Klux Klan

The Beatles fought racism from a Key West motel. (You can read about that at keysweekly.com.) You can also fight racism. While we celebrate Key West as “One Human...

The Key West Race War of 1897

The Beatles fought racism from a Key West motel. (You can read more about that at keysweekly.com.) You can also fight racism. While we celebrate Key West as “One...

Love Me Do – The dark side of Mallory Square

The Beatles fought racism from a Key West motel. (See keysweekly.com for that story.)  You can fight racism, too. While we celebrate Key West as “One Human Family,” we must...

Slavery at Fort Taylor & Fort Jefferson

The Beatles fought racism from a Key West motel. You too can fight racism. While we celebrate Key West as “One Human Family,” we must not forget the island’s...