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Today in Keys History: Jan. 23

1855: William R. Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary: Rose rather late the weather being cold and walked round by the Fort. At 9 a.m. barometer 29.62, thermometer 65, wind north northeast moderate, weather clear. Sold Robert P. Campbell my Treasury Warrant. Matilda was at Alexander Patterson’s fixing the[…]

Today in Keys History: Jan. 22

1855: William R. Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary: Rose about 6 and walked around by the Fort. Bath. At 9:40 a.m. barometer 29.56, thermometer 74, wind north northwest, weather cloudy and hazy. It rained during the night. The steamer Isabel got in about 2 a.m. and in going[…]

Today in Keys History: Jan. 21

1855: William R. Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose late as there having been a heavy rain in the night I did not intend to walk. Bath. At 8:40 a.m. barometer 29.44, thermometer 74, wind east southeast moderate, weather clear. Read Household Words. P.m. Siesta. At 4 p.m. barometer 29.38,[…]

Today in Keys History: Jan. 20

1855: William R. Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose before 6 and walked around by Porter’s Spring and west to the Fort, they are getting on fast in the work and in a few weeks have the guns on the sea face mounted. At 9 a.m. barometer 29.47, thermometer 70,[…]

Today in Keys History: Jan. 19

1822: In Havana, John W. Simonton of Mobile purchased from Juan Pablo Salas his right, title and interest in the Island of Key West for the sum of $2,000. Mr. Salas had acquired the island in a land grant from the Spanish Governor of Florida in 1815. 1855: William R.[…]

Today in Keys History: Jan. 18

1855: William R. Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 7 and bath. At 8:30 barometer 29.43, thermometer 74, raining and dense clouds, wind northwest moderate. I feel pretty well, this is the first ball I have attended for may years. Read Household Words and I did not feel like[…]

Today in Keys History: Jan. 17

1855: William R. Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 5:20 and walked to the Salt Ponds. Bath. At 9 a.m. barometer 29.46.5, thermometer 73, wind southeast moderate, weather cloudy. Just at sunrise and even before the sun was visible there was a rainbow in the west northwest. Read Chitty[…]

Today in Keys History: Jan. 16

1833: A fire started in the house of Capt. Pardon Greene and destroyed the adjacent hotel and six of eight houses, together with the money sent to purchase the cargo of the ship Pulaski, which wrecked on the reef. Loss was estimated at $50,000. 1845: Dade Lodge No. 14 of[…]

The Key West Citizen

1848: The new Key West Lighthouse on Whitehead Street was lighted for the first time. 1855: William R. Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary: Rose at 5:20 and walked to the Salt Ponds. Bath. At 9 A.M. barometer 29.66, thermometer 65.5, wind northwest light, weather cloudy. Received an invitation[…]

Today in Keys History: Jan. 14

1855: William R. Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 5:50 and walked to the sand ponds. Bath. At 8:30 a.m. barometer 29.59, thermometer 74, calm, weather clear. Read papers. P.m. Siesta. 1896: May Johnson, a 19-year-old single school teacher, recorded in her diary: Rain. Tues. Jan 14, 1896. I[…]