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Category: City of Key West

About Key West

About Key West

Key West Key West is as far south as you can travel in the continental United States and still be on American soil (hence ‘Southernmost’ Point, Motel, Hotel, Guesthouse, cup of coffee, t-shirt shop, and just about any other person, place or thing that earns the distinction by merit of proximity). The island of Key West is only 90 miles from Havana, Cuba! The island’s sub-tropical climate – annually averaging 80 degrees high, 72 degrees low – and its friendly,…

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Conch Republic

Conch Republic

The Conch Republic was established by secession of the Florida Keys from the United States of America, on April 23rd, 1982 in response to a United States Border Patrol Blockade setup on highway U.S.1 at Florida City just to the north of the Florida Keys. This heinous act effectively isolated Keys Citizens from the U.S. mainland since the blockade was on our only land artery to and from the mainland. This roadblock portrayed Keys residents as non-U.S. citizens who had…

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