Friday, December 27, 2013

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1888Joseph B. Browne died at age 74. He was born in Virginia and came to Key West in 1830. He had served as U.S. marshall, clerk of the U.S. Court, member of the Florida Legislature, postmaster and mayor of Key West from 1869 to 1871.

1950Mr. and Mrs. James A. Lynch announced that their new El Patio motor court, hotel and apartment combination at the corner of Washington and William streets was open.

1976 Cecil W. Bain, respected leader of the black community, died at the Florida Keys Memorial Hospital. He was 51 years old and a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, where he served on the vestry board.

1966 Anthony J. Johnson was the operator of Johnson's Standard Service Station at 500 White St.

1975 Production of headless shrimp in Monroe County during November totaled 432,817 pounds. This was a decrease of 824,986 pounds from November 1974. The catch of spiny lobster was 17 per cent lower than for November 1974.