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Key West, Florida, USA

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Where is Key West, Florida, USA? 

Key West, Monroe, Florida, USA
In Pre-Columbian times Key West was inhabited by the Calusa people. The first European to visit was Juan Ponce de León in 1521. As Florida became a Spanish territory, a fishing and salvage village with a small garrison was established here.
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Key West, Florida, USA - Birdseye view Cactus Terrace, Key West, Fla.
Key West, Florida, USA

Birdseye view Cactus Terrace, Key West, Fla.
Key West, Florida, USA - Overseas Highway over Pigeon Key, between the Mainland and Key West, Florida
Key West, Florida, USA

Overseas Highway over Pigeon Key, between the Mainland and Key West, Florida
Key West, Florida, USA - Overseas Highway Bridge, between the Mainland and Key West, Fla. as Seen from Pigeon Key
Key West, Florida, USA

Overseas Highway Bridge, between the Mainland and Key West, Fla. as Seen from Pigeon Key

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1828 - Key West, Florida founded

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1845 - Fort Zachary Taylor in Key West was built between 1845 and 1866.
Controlled by the Union during the Civil War, the fort was the home base for a successful blockade...Read MORE...

1846 - September hurricane creates inlets on the North Carolina Outer Banks
Two major inlets on the Outer Banks of North Carolina were cut by a hurricane in September 1846....Read MORE...

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News  1909 - KEY WEST IN RUINS. Hurricane Which Struck Coast Of Florida Causes Loss Of Millions.
Great Damage Also Done at Havana and Over Island of Cuba by One of the Worst Storms Since the...Read MORE...

1912 - Railroads
Railroads expanded to Key West in 1912, opening new land for development.

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1916
Key West (officially, Keywest), a city, United States naval station, and port of entry, the capital ...Read MORE...

News  1919 - September 10 - A hurricane struck the Florida Keys drowning more than 500 persons.

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September 10, 1919
News  1928 - Explosion Kills One Lighthouse Tender Off Key West Catches Fire When Cook Strikes Matches.
(By United Press.)
Key West, Fla., Dec. 27. - The lighthouse tender, Poinsettia, caught fire and...Read MORE...

1935 - 'Labor Day' hurricane hits Florida Keys
This storm slammed into the keys on Sept. 2, then turned north in the southeastern United States....Read MORE...

1952 - July 17 - Thunderstorms helped the temperature at Key West, FL, to dip to 69 degrees, to equal their July record established on the first of July in 1923.

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1960 - September 10 - Hurricane Donna struck the Florida Keys, with winds gusting to 180 mph and a thirteen foot storm surge.

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1983 - 38 Bridges
Thirty-eight overseas highway bridges from Key Largo to Key West are completed under the Florida...Read MORE...

2003 - Hijacked
Plane hijacked in Cuba landed in Key West

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