Pirates? Aye, but…

 It seems as if pirates and the Florida Keys should go together like rum and lime. And they do, in the sense that stories of pirates are...

The First Key Lime Festival

The Key lime has inspired intimate celebrations in the Florida Keys for almost two centuries, but it wasn’t until 1953 that the Upper Keys Chamber of Commerce...

Lustful Urges and the Original Key Lime Pie Crust

No journey down the Key Lime Pie Hole is complete without a good crust discussion, so today we will introduce an ingredient that is a must for...

How To Kill Your Neighbor With Key Lime Pie

Don’t waste time with arsenic or hemlock next time you feel like killing a neighbor. You can get the same results serving them a tart, delicious slice...

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...