Friday, December 13, 2013

on this day in:

1847 Philip J. Fontaine was elected mayor of Key West. He also served as mayor from 1840-1841 and 1842-1844.

1934 The Federal Emergency Recovery Office announced that the internationally known poet and writer Robert Frost would spend the winter in Key West.

1954 TV star Ed Sullivan and his wife were guests at the Casa Marina Hotel.

1981 The Fisherman's Cafe on Caroline Street, long a favorite subject of the artists of Key West, was saved and moved to Mallory Square, where it stands today.

1985 The Key West Board of Realtors celebrated its 25th anniversary at its annual installation and awards dinner at the Casa Marina. Special awards were given to quarter-century members Edward B. Knight and Grace L. Langley.

1989 The Fish and Wildlife Service reopened the public comment period on the proposal to list the Lower Keys rabbit as an endangered species.

1992 Florida State football player Corey Sawyer was named to the Associated Press All-American team. Sawyer was a former Key West High School star player.