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Love Me Do – Key West minstrel shows

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The Beatles fought racism from a Key West motel. (See keysweekly.com) We all can fight racism. While we celebrate Key West as “One Human Family,” we must...

Slavery at Fort Taylor & Fort Jefferson

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The Beatles fought racism from a Key West motel. You too can fight racism. While we celebrate Key West as “One Human Family,” we must not forget...

The Bum Farto Files: The Dollar Dance

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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...

The Bum Farto Files: Joe Bedami: Canary in the coal mine

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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...
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Ghost May Reveal $12 Million ‘Key Lime Treasure’ Location

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The owner of a Caroline Street address in Key West may be sitting on $12 million in buried treasure, and a resident ghost just might be willing...
Once and for all – Key Lime Pie’s New York City Origin Story Disproved - A half eaten piece of cake on a plate - Key lime pie

Once and for all – Key Lime Pie’s New York City Origin Story Disproved

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Chef Stella Parks caused quite a stir when she questioned the origin of Key West’s native dessert and claimed Key lime pie was first created as a...
Key Lime Legends – The Cookie Lady - A person is smiling while holding a piece of cake on a plate - Florida Keys

Key Lime Legends – The Cookie Lady

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Hundreds of people peddle sweets in the Florida Keys, but few rise to the iconic status of Marilyn Kellner, better known to the world as “The Cookie...
The First Key Lime Festival - A group of people sitting posing for the camera - Florida Keys

The First Key Lime Festival

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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...
The Key Lime Massacre at Indian Key? - A vintage photo of a group of people posing for the camera - Henry Perrine

The Key Lime Massacre at Indian Key?

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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 - A vintage photo of a person - Key lime pie

Robert the Doll’s Killer Key Lime Pie

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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...
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