Saturday, October 13, 2012

20 YEARS AGO

Monroe County won a lawsuit over the title to Key West International Airport, but agreed to pay the loser $200,000 to not appeal the case.

The Cuban state newspaper reported that Ernest Hemingway's boat, the Pilar, had been restored and was on display at his La Vigia Estate near Havana.

Hurricane evacuation plans were being reviewed after Hurricane Andrew; and officials praised the evacuation carried out by the Florida Keys.

50 YEARS AGO

Sen. George Smathers reported he was working to have a federally built and manned control tower at Key West International Airport.

The new St. Bede's Catholic Church Parish included all those church members living in the area from Leon Street to Stock Island.

William "Billy" Freeman reported the final count on total voter registration for the county's 20 precincts was 18,523.