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Fidel spoke on Stock Island in '55
Cuban revolutionary was denied permission to speak in Key West

Fifty-eight years ago today, a clean-shaven man in a blue wool suit knocked on the door of the Whitehead Street home of then-San Carlos Institute President Julio Cabanas and introduced himself.

"Are you Julio Cabanas?" the visitor inquired. "I'm Dr. Fidel Castro."

Though he was fairly well-known among the Cuban Conch community at the time, there was littl...

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