ON THIS DAY IN:
1900 The Key West Elks Club was established.
1940 The Navy announced that a contract had been awarded to build a new auxiliary seaplane base at Trumbo Point. Work was to begin in early March.
1941 Mayor Willard M. Albury recommended and the City Commission approved installation of parking meters on some city streets.
1948 President Harry Truman arrived from Washington and rested overnight before leaving for Puerto Rico.
1960 The Ted Williams-Key West Tarpon Rodeo was opened by Mayor Delio Cobo and baseball great Ted Williams.
1966 The Winn-Dixie supermarket in Searstown shopping center had its grand opening.
1967 Judge J.Y. Porter died at age 57. David Wolkowsky began construction of the Pier House Motel. Fausto's opened its new grocery store on Fleming Street. For six months the store had been closed after a disastrous fire.