WHAT ARE THE ‘D’ NAMES IN THE FLORIDA KEYS?

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For those who have spent time driving up and down the Keys, they have seen the green and white road signs announcing the names of the scores...

History & Discovery Center adding tombstone of ‘Wrecker King’

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A permanent exhibit featuring the tombstone of the early-19th-century wrecker John Jacob Housman, whose remains are thought to be buried on Indian Key, will be added to...

STATE HONORS FORMER KEY WEST SHERIFF & SENATOR JOHN M. SPOTTSWOOD

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Spottswood.  The surname as synonymous with Key West as Hemingway represents a legacy of leadership, innovation and community dedication, and those who capably carry the name today continue...

Washed away: Alligator Key, Sombrero Key, Looe Key

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One of the things distinguishing the Keys from Florida’s sand-based barrier islands like Captiva, Sanibel, and Anna Maria Island is their construction. By and large, the Florida...

Southernmost Skunk Ape Society reports 1929 sighting at Bat Tower

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In the summer of 1977, documents indicating the presence of a large, hairy, bipedal creature with a strong odor in the Florida Keys were discovered in the...

HISTORY AND HAPPY HOUR COMBINE AT MANGROVE MAMA’S IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

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By Charlotte Twine and Mandy Miles When heading south on the Overseas Highway, start looking to your right at MM 21. The sunny yellow exterior of Mangrove Mama’s...

PART FOUR: DR. PERRINE’S UNTIMELY DEMISE

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Moving to the Florida Territory during the second escalation of the Seminole War proved a costly decision for Dr. Henry Perrine. He felt the island was far...

THE STORY OF DR. HENRY PERRINE Part 3

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Editor’s note: This is the third in a four-part series on Dr. Henry Perrine. Read the first two at keysweekly.com. Dr. Henry Perrine’s 10-year post as U.S. consul...

THE STORY OF DR. HENRY PERRINE

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Editor’s note: This is the second installment in a four-part series.  Dr. Henry Perrine never fully recovered from the accidental arsenic poisoning. He felt fine during warmer months,...

THE STORY OF DR. HENRY PERRINE, PART 1 (IN SEARCH OF WARMER CLIMATE)

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Editor’s note: This is the first installment in a four-part series. If it hadn’t been for arsenic poisoning, Henry Perrine probably would have never ended up in the...