ON THIS DAY IN:
1906 Key West Cigar manufacturer Walter S. Lightbourn died in BatabanÃ³, Cuba.
1924 Contractor Paul Boysen used a pick to break ground for the start of construction of the La Concha Hotel.
1968 Rear Adm. Frederick J. Bush cut the ribbon for the first unit in the new Navy Poinciana Housing complex.
1969 Charles Percy Curry retired after a 65-year career with the Key West Citizen. He had started with the newspaper as a carrier at age 11 and worked his way through the ranks to be head of production. During his time with the paper, he operated five different presses.
1978David Wolkowsky bought the Kress Building at 500 Duval St. from Norman Artman for $210,000.