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Today in Keys History: Aug. 10

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 4:30 and took Dan with me and walked across the island saw a duck in Porters Spring and waited for Dan at the spring to bathe and walked home by the Fort. Saw where a turtle had came up but could not find the eggs. At[…]

Today in Keys History: Aug. 9

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 4:30 and walked on the beach, returned home and bathed. At 8 a.m., barometer 29.47, thermometer 86, wind south by west 4, clouds 4. The brig Huntress, Capt. Watlington, went to sea for New York early. A schooner from Nassau reports that the Governor Anderson is[…]

Today in Keys History: Aug. 8

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary. Rose at 4:30 a.m. and walked on the beach, returned home and bath. At 8 a.m., barometer 29.50, thermometer 86, wind southeast 2, clouds 8. The Governor Dudley with the mail got in from Charleston about 7 a.m. Paid Dennis $50.00 in full for all demands for Negro[…]

Today in Keys History: Aug. 7

1840: Indians attacked and burned the settlement on Indian Key. The settlement had been found by Jacob Houseman and was the county seat for the newly formed Dade County. The raid ended Houseman’s hope for a wrecking empire separate from Key West. Killed during the raid was horticulturist and physician Henry Perrine.  1856: William Hackley[…]

Today in Keys History: Aug. 6

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 4:30 a.m. and walked on the beach, returned home and bathed. At 7:40 a.m., barometer 29.51, thermometer 85, wind south southwest 3, clouds 7. A good breeze all night after the squall. Saw several Robin Snipe on the beach and heard some Yellowlegs in the ponds.[…]

Today in Keys History: Aug. 5

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 4:30 a.m. and walked on the beach, returned home and bathed. At 8 a.m., barometer 29.47, thermometer 86, wind south 2, clouds 7. Dug a turtle’s nest with 123 eggs. Bought a Spaniel dog about 10 months old from one of the crew of the brig[…]

Today in Keys History: Aug. 4

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 4:30 and walked on the beach, returned home and bathed. At 7:40 a.m. barometer 29.55, wind west southwest 1, clouds 4. Davis is very low, Alexander is better. At 7 a.m. the high pressure double engine steamboat Cauca from Charleston four day for Texas came in.[…]

Today in Keys History: Aug. 3

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 4:45 and walked on the beach, returned home and bathed. At 8 a.m., barometer 29.56, thermometer 87, wind calm, clouds 8. Took Dan with me and made him bathe in the sea. Last night about 9 p.m. the Guatemala a very small steamboat to run on[…]

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1815: Juan Pablo Salas, a Spanish Royal Artillery officer station in St. Augustine, was given a land grant for the island of Cayo Hueso by the Spanish Governor of Florida Don Juan de Estrada. 1845: The Marine Hospital Key West opened for the treatment of Merchant Marine sailors. 1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary:[…]

Today in Keys History: Aug. 1

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 4:30 a.m. and walked on the beach, returned home and bathed. At 8 a.m., barometer 29.62.5, thermometer 86, wind east southeast 3, clouds 2. Matilda (Black) is better this morning. Oriana came to work at least for a few days, we want her in place of[…]