Florida Keys News - Key West Citizen
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Preserving history in our backyard

With its estimated 16 million bricks, the remote Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas is one of the largest masonry structures in North America, and it's considered a marvel of engineering by historians.

The Civil War-era fort was built as an important outpost for ships patrolling the Gulf of Mexico and the Straits of Florida. The location of the fort along one of the world's...

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