How the Constellation did not arrive at Indian Key - A small boat in a body of water - USS Constitution

How the Constellation did not arrive at Indian Key

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How does the dissemination of misinformation confuse history? Here is one example: a few decades ago a local newspaper reporter was visiting Baltimore, Maryland. While there, he...
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Accolades for Fern Butters’ Key lime pie, Sombrero (the vanishing) Key & Browne v....

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Accolades for Fern Butters’ Key lime pie  While the lovely Barbara Cockerham is Islamorada’s current Key Lime Pie Lady, she was not the first.  The original was Fern Butters,...

KEY WEST BOTANICAL GARDEN TURNS 85

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After an auspicious beginning in 1936, the Botanical Garden fell victim to the city of Key West’s and the federal government’s administrative needs. In response to World...

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...
Celebrating Tennessee Williams: Events will Offer Cocktails, Movies, Books and More! - Tennessee Williams et al. standing in front of a building - Tennessee Williams

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

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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...

The Bum Farto Files: Better Red than Dead

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

KEY WEST SPENDS $300K TO RESTORE HISTORIC TELEGRAPH STRUCTURES

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The city of Key West finally is restoring the crumbling and graffiti-covered cable huts at Mallory Square, a project City Manager Greg Veliz called “long overdue.” Officials in...
Richard Fitzpatrick left lasting impact - A person standing in front of a house - Fort Dallas Park

Richard Fitzpatrick left lasting impact

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While the name Richard Fitzpatrick might not sound familiar, it is a name associated with significant change in the Florida Keys. To say his work was far-reaching...
Pirates? Aye, but… - A group of people sitting at a desk - Florida Keys

Pirates? Aye, but…

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 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 Bum Farto Files: The Ballad of Titus Walters

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(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 West Fire Chief...
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