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The Rest of Key West

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Martello was the 19th century term for a small fort and West Martello Tower was built during the Civil War as an adjunct to the larger Fort Zachary Taylor, a few blocks to the west. It was used for various … Continue reading

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Key West Dead

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When a hurricane wiped out Key West’s shore-side main cemetery in 1846, locals prudently built the new one further inland. The home of Key West’s dead is now in the middle of the historic district and I’d always heard that … Continue reading

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