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Conch Republic

You may have heard Key West referred to as the Conch Republic. That is because in 1982, Key West seceded from the United States. What prompted this move was a roadblock set up by the US Border Patrol on US1…

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Key West and the Military

The US military has an illustrious history in Key West which started back in the early 1800’s. And we can thank former resident and┬ábusinessman John Simonton, who in 1821 lobbied the US government to establish a naval base on the…

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