20 YEARS AGO
Chalk's International Airlines, the seaplane airline serving Miami to Key West, was expanding to provide sightseeing excursions to the Tortugas.
The Friends of Florida Inc. sold vacant land north of South Roosevelt Boulevard to the Monroe County Land Authority for a reported $35,000.
Ten Russian students from the Moscow area attended a special program at the Seacamp on Big Pine Key.
50 YEARS AGO
School Superintendent Horace O'Bryant reported that the federal government would not take any action over the school system's plan of integration.
Lt. Brent Freeman of Marathon was assigned to Army Flight School at Camp Welters, Mineral Wells, Texas.
The Monroe County Jail served 2,765 meals in the month of July, at an average cost of 30 cents each.
100 YEARS AGO
Henry J. Peacock, grocer, was located at the corner of White and Petronia streets.