David Sloan’s Key Lime Pie Hole on the ultimate Keys condiment “Old Sour”

“Old sour” is a Conch tradition that has shaped the stories of our Key lime culture for generations. Fermented Key lime juice, salt and an optional bird...

STAR-SPANGLED BANNERS

The first American flag to flap over the Florida Keys had 13 stripes and 24 stars. This flag flew from 1822 to 1836.  While the first staff to...

WIDENING THE BRIDGE – Keys History

By 1928 it was possible to drive an automobile from Miami to Key West. Well, not all the way to Key West. The first iteration of the road...

Key limes responsible for real estate prices in Florida Keys

We all know the “Key” in “Key lime pie” comes from the Florida Keys, but why is a lime native to Southeast Asia named after an island...

Celebrating Tennessee Williams: Events will Offer Cocktails, Movies, Books and More!

Two events in particular shine in the lineup of the Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration. “An Evening with Tennessee Williams” Enjoy samples of the Pulitzer prize-winning author’s favorite drinks, the...

“On the Hook” with Mark Hedden —Captivating, Raw, Genius

History is always in the making, and it's local artists like photographer Mark Hedden who have the ingenious eye to capture it. Hedden’s new show “On The...

Diesel Plant slated for Museum, Brewery in Key West

Just one year ago, a wrecking ball was inches away from Bahama Village’s Keys Energy Services diesel plant. Thanks to public outcry, the call went out to...

EGAN’S INDIAN KEY, POST OFFICES ARRIVE & FDR GOES FISHING

EGAN’S INDIAN KEY On Feb. 18, 1829 James Egan placed the following advertisement in the Key West Register and Commercial Advertizer. “For Sale a Valuable Trace of Land...

Key lime pie started with ‘hookers’

Chef Stella Parks probably didn’t know she was cooking up controversy when she claimed Key lime pie was inspired by a 1931 Borden Company recipe published from...

KEYS HISTORY 19-0207

GOING TROPICAL Upper Keys History Ann Housman was born in Staten Island, N.Y. on May 1, 1797. She would marry Thomas Gibson on Feb. 4, 1818 at the Staten...