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 Ballad of Titus Walters

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

The Bum Farto Files: The Perfect Storm

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

The Bum Farto Files: The Dollar Dance

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

The Bum Farto Files: A Bum Rap

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

The Bum Farto Files – Too Many Chiefs

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

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