A walk through Nike Hercules missile base

By TIFFANY DUONG “Here’s your first security fence. There was a guard station over there,” says former Army Specialist Ted Swanson, pointing to what appears to be dense...

The Key Lime Massacre at Indian Key?

You can thank arsenic poisoning next time you enjoy a slice of Key lime pie. That’s what set physician and horticulturist Dr. Henry Perrine on a path...

Robert the Doll’s Killer Key Lime Pie

Robert the Doll steals most of the attention at his old Key West residence at 534 Eaton St., but there was a time when the Key lime...

Railroad workers transported to work site

Marathon History Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines peonage as 1. a) the use of laborers bound in servitude because of debt, and b) a system of convict labor by which...

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...