Today in History
The Boca Chica Bar on US 1 on Stock Island C 1965. Photo by Don Pinder.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

50 YEARS AGO:

The Armed Forces Disciplinary Control Board issued a clarification that the only places off limits in the Lower Keys were the Boca Chica Bar on Stock Island and the Habana Madrid in Key West.

The Navy League turned out in full force for a farewell dinner for Rear Admiral Louis J. Kirn and his wife that was held at Fort Taylor Officers Club.

The Key West City Commission approved a new 1,000-gallon pumper for the fire department. The truck from manufacturer American La France cost $25,000.

The chairman of the United Fund Drive received a $12,529 check for the Navy's collection for the annual drive.