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...
History hinges on a hurricane - A black and white photo of Pedro Menendez de Aviles - St. Augustine

History hinges on a hurricane

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Sometimes sons listen to their fathers. If Juan Menendez had listened to his father, Florida history might have been written a little differently. As it so happened,...
The Brilliant Life of David Wolkowsky - Jimmy Buffett et al. posing for the camera - David Wolkowsky

The Brilliant Life of David Wolkowsky

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1919  August 25 David Wolkowsky is born in Key West. 1919  September 2The Florida Keys Hurricane hits, killing 772 people. 1923  The Great Depression hits Key West, and the...
DRIVING THE KEYS – Upper Keys History - A vintage photo of a man driving a car - Florida Keys

DRIVING THE KEYS – Upper Keys History

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Politician George Allen began advocating for a road to the Keys in 1895. In 1908, residents of Monroe County (and especially Upper Keys farmers) began clamoring for...
POST OFFICES AND TRAGEDY - A large ship in a body of water - Ferry

POST OFFICES AND TRAGEDY

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The first post office in the Florida Keys was established in Key West during the month of February in 1829. The post office was on the corner...
LOOKING FOR TREASURE - A group of people riding skis on top of a book - Florida Keys

LOOKING FOR TREASURE

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Upper Keys History Tales of buried treasure have been whispered around the Florida Keys since barstool historians first began sipping rum. Actual instances of treasure discovered buried on...
KEYS HISTORY  19-0207 - A black sign with white text - Product design

KEYS HISTORY 19-0207

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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...
Key lime pie started with ‘hookers’ - A wooden boat in a body of water - Key lime pie

Key lime pie started with ‘hookers’

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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...
EGAN’S INDIAN KEY, POST OFFICES ARRIVE & FDR GOES FISHING - Florida Keys

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

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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...
Diesel Plant slated for Museum, Brewery in Key West - A truck traveling down a dirt road - Florida Keys

Diesel Plant slated for Museum, Brewery in Key West

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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...
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