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Today in Keys History: Jan. 17

1831: William Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary: Rose after 7 and read over a replication in the case of Oliver O’Hara vs Brig Halcyon brought me by Edward Chandler. After breakfast went up to the Court House. The Court adjourned until the first Monday in February the publication of the process not having[…]

Today in Keys History: Jan. 16

1831: William Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary: Rose at 7 and for one hour walked up and down my room. After breakfast read Phillips and the Old Testament. After dinner in company with Robert B. Stanard went to the Lighthouse. 1974: Reconnaissance Wing One officially moved to Naval Air Station Key West when[…]

Today in Keys History: Jan. 15

1831: William Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary: Rose before 7 and read Phillips. Theodore Owens returned from Havana this morning and brings news of a change in the cabinet of St. James, an insurrection in Ireland and the loss of an immense quantity of property by the bombardment of Antwerp and, from all[…]

Today in Keys History: Jan. 14

1831: William Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary: Rose before 7 a.m. and read Phillips. Oliver O’Hara bought four razors which I promised to set for him and I did it at once. Prepared to go down to Marquesas Key, 20 miles to westward of this Island, shooting in company with Mr. O’Hara, Joel[…]

Today in Keys History: Jan. 13

1831: William Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary: Rose a little after 7, read Phillips till half past 8 at which time breakfast is usually ready. After breakfast went out shooting with George Weaver and remained until quarter past one. I killed 11 doves and Weaver one. I forgot to wind up my watch[…]

Today in Keys History: Jan. 12

1831: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose before 7 and read Phillips. The wind this morning is from the north and quite cold. After dinner took a walk down to the lighthouse in company Robert Stanard and sat there by a fire till dark and returned. The exercise was sufficient to keep me warm[…]

Today in Keys History: Jan. 11

1829: The four owners of the Island of Key West, John Simonton, Pardon Greene, John Whitehead and John Fleming, sign an agreement for the division of the land of the Island 1831: William Hackley recorded in his diary; At 11 seeing a great number of doves flying about I sallied forth with my gun and[…]

Today in Keys History: Jan. 10

1831: William Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary: After dinner read Stewart, made a pair of moccasins to wear in my room. The weather quite cool. At 4 P.M. William Porter started for Havana in a smack, several other persons went, among them Mr. Torrey. 1861: The State of Florida seceded from the Union,[…]

Today in Keys History: Jan. 9

1827: Construction began on the first lighthouse on Sand Key. It was completed in 70 days. 1831: William Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary: Rose at 7 and took a bath before breakfast, took a dose of Rochelle Salts to carry off the effects of the wine. During the morning sauntered about the rooms[…]

Today in Keys History: Jan. 8

1828: The Territorial Council passed the act incorporating the City of Key West. The first newspaper, the Key West Register and Commercial Advertiser was published. 1831: William Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary. Rose before the sun, read Phillips. Passed a very restless night caused by a slight fever. Took a dose of salts[…]