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2006-07-23 10:52:41

By Laura L. Myers KEY WEST, Florida (Reuters) - A Texas commercial real estate developer won Florida's annual Ernest Hemingway look-alike competition, rocking the house at Sloppy Joe's, the writer's favorite Key West drinking hole, with new lyrics to an American country crooner's tune.

2006-05-03 17:49:56

By Laura Myers KEY WEST, Florida (Reuters) - Two French adventurers in an ultralight plane touched off a security scare on Wednesday when they flew across the Florida Straits from Cuba and made an unauthorized landing in Key West.

2006-05-03 07:15:00

Spiraling living costs, lingering trauma from past evacuations and fear that one day million-dollar homes could be reduced to rubble or again flooded are driving people out of the vulnerable Florida Keys as another hurricane season looms.

2005-12-11 17:18:14

By Laura Myers KEY WEST, Florida (Reuters) - Thinned ranks of tourists watched bared-bottom Santas and other adult shenanigans at Fantasy Fest, Key West's yearly street salute to Halloween delayed by 2005's hurricanes.

2005-10-22 18:47:56

By Laura Myers KEY WEST, Florida (Reuters) - Instead of fleeing, many hurricane-fatigued residents of the Florida Keys on Saturday went on an "Evacuation Pub Crawl." Instead of boarding up homes, others hammered away at "Fantasy Fest" floats.

2005-10-19 18:29:15

By Laura Myers KEY WEST, Florida (Reuters) - Florida Keys residents, renowned for their nonchalance in the face of hurricanes, adopted a wait-and-see response on Wednesday as Wilma, the fiercest storm yet, seemed set to bear down on the vulnerable islands.

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Dry Tortugas National Park
2013-04-18 12:21:11

Dry Tortugas National Park is located in the Gulf of Mexico in the United States. The park consists of a small chain of coral islands, comprising 64,701 acres, but only 104 acres of land. The islands are about seventy miles from Key West, Florida and comprise the far western portion of the Florida Keys. The first European explorer to visit the area was Juan Ponce de León, who named the islands the Tortugas after catching 160 sea turtles near them. The term “dry” is used to denote the...

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