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Today in Keys History: June 26

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 4 and walked on the beach, returned home and bathed. At 8 a.m. barometer 29.56, thermometer 86, wind east southeast 1, clouds 4. Read papers. The USS Susquehana went to sea about noon bound to Gibraltar leaving the USS Merimack whose engine is disabled and has[…]

Today in Keys History: June 25

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 4:45 having been much disturbed by the babe who was very restless and by one of the teeth I had cleaned. Took several doses of arnica during the night and also applied a wet cloth and the tooth is perfectly easy this morning. Bathed. At 7:30[…]

Today in Keys History: June 24

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 4 and walked on the beach, returned home and bathed. At 7:45 a.m. barometer 29.66, thermometer 85, wind east northeast 2, clouds 3. Drew up and executed a deed for the lot and wrote a bill of sale for the Negro boy Daniel in Matilda’s name[…]

Today in Keys History: June 23

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Woke at 4 but the weather looked so threatening that I concluded not to walk and returned to bed and lay until near 5 then bathed. At 7 a.m. barometer 29.66, thermometer 84, wind east northeast 2, clouds 5. Commenced a libel for the crew of the schooner[…]

Today in Keys History: June 22

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 4 and walked on the beach, returned home and bathed. Went down town before breakfast and got the papers and a letter from Mrs. Charles Tift to Matilda. The Steamer Isabel got in about 9 p.m. Last night. At 8 a.m. barometer 29.69, thermometer 85, wind[…]

Today in Keys History: June 21

1513: Ponce de Leon named the islands at the western end of the Florida Keys Los Tortugas. 1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 5 and bathed. At 8 a.m. barometer 29.61, thermometer 85, wind east southeast 4, clouds 9. Read Household Words. Matilda sent down to ask me to get a boat[…]

Today in Keys History: June 20

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 4 and walked on the beach, returned home and bathed. At 8 a.m. barometer 29.49, thermometer 88, wind east southeast 2, clouds 7. Got a two quarter keg from Felix Senac and put the power from the half keg in the two quarter kegs so that[…]

Today in Keys History: June 19

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 4 and walked on the beach, returned home and bathed. At 8 a.m. barometer 29.48, thermometer 84.5, wind southeast 2, clouds 7. A heavy squall passed to the southward. The USS Susquehana came in to Tift’s Wharf to coal, she wants more than the Government has[…]

Today in Keys History: June 18

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 4 and went to the market, returned home and bathed. At 7:40 a.m. barometer 29.53.5, thermometer 85.5, west east southeast 3, clouds 7. Read papers. P.M. Siesta. Walked to the lot. 1888: Col. Henry A. Crane died at 75. He was born in New Jersey and[…]

Today in Keys History: June 17

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 4 and walked on the beach, returned home and bathed. At 7:45 a.m. barometer 29.55, thermometer 86.2, wind southeast 3, clouds 4. The USS Susquehana came in at 7:30 and the Flag was saluted by the USS Merimack and returned by the Susquehana. Received of the[…]