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Today in Keys History: March 30

1855: William R. Hackley recorded in his diary. Rose about 5:30 and went out to the lot and set a man to work at the machine, the three Albury’s being at the mill. At 8 a.m. barometer 29.50, thermometer 74.5, wind east, weather cloudy. Commenced raining about 11 a.m. and[…]

Today in Keys History: March 29

1855: William R. Hackley recorded in his diary. Rose at 4:30 and went to Sickman’s Pond where there were three teal at which I fired three times without touching them, then went to the Long Road Pond and to Linn’s Pond found the three teal in the Flag Pond and[…]

Today in Keys History: March 28

1855: William R. Hackley recorded in his diary. Rose at 4:40 and went and found it threatening rain returned to bed and lay till near sunrise when I rose and bathed and walked round the Fort. At 9 a.m. barometer 29.60, thermometer 78.5, wind northeast, cloudy. About 10 commenced raining.[…]

Today in Keys History: March 27

1855: William R. Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 5 and walked to the Salt Ponds. At 8:30 a.m. barometer 29.50, thermometer 74, wind north northeast, weather hazy. Read papers and Law magazine. P.m. Siesta and read Knickerbocker magazine. 1896: May Johnson recorded in her diary: Bright. Fri. March[…]

Today in Keys History: March 26

1855: William R. Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 5:45 and walked to the Salt Ponds. At 8:15 a.m. barometer 29.56, thermometer 70, wind northeast, weather cloudy. Had a bag of documents taken up to my room and took one of them Perry’s Japan. Read papers and Law magazine.[…]

Today in Keys History: March 25

1822: U.S. Navy Lt. Matthew Perry raised the American flag over the Island of Key West for the first time, and the Keys were formally taken in the name of the United States. Lt. Perry named the island Thompson’s Island and the harbor Port Rogers, in honor of the Secretary[…]

Today in Keys History: March 24

1822: Mr. Hemming arrived from Mobile with workers and material to erect the first house on the island. 1855: William R. Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose about 6 and walked to the Fort and around by the Lighthouse with Hatty. The bark Magnolia went to sea today she is[…]

Today in Keys History: March 23

1855: William R. Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at about 5:45. At 8:15 a.m. barometer 29.62, thermometer 71, wind north northwest, weather cloudy. The bark Magnolia from New York to Mobile came in having been ashore on Loo Key and got off by the schooner Colonel Dubussy, sloop Plume[…]

Today in Keys History: March 22

1855: William R. Hackley recorded in his diary. Rose at 4:45 and waked to the Salt Ponds. Bathed. At 11 a.m. barometer 29.45, thermometer 80, wind southwest with flying clouds. Got letters from Department of Interior acknowledging receipt of copies of accounts, from Solicitor of Treasury approving of my filing[…]

Today in Keys History: March 21

William R. Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 4:45 and walked to the Salt Ponds. Bathed. At 8:30 a.m. barometer 29.53, wind south southeast, thick clouds and light rain. Called by the lot on my way home. Found the Paturguese came out early. George L. Allen and Joe Brown[…]