Friday, August 22, 2014

50 years ago:

Haydon Burns, the democratic nominee for governor, announced that he would support the controversial plan for Islandia, the road from Key Largo to South Dade.

An intensive drive aimed at revitalizing the Republican Party in the Keys was announced by the county chairman.

Claude "Duke" Freeman was named co-chairman of the Monroe County Democrats for Goldwater Committee.

Charles "Jonah" Cleare died and was buried from the A.M.E. Zion Church. He was born in Key West on Nov. 20, 1879. He went to work for the Key West Herald at the age of 17 and worked as a pressman for newspapers, including The Key West Citizen, all his life.