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Today in Keys History: Jan. 20

1831: William Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary: After breakfast the weather continuing cold took my gun and went out. Found but few doves and killed 5 of them, walked through the woods which are very thick and which tired me very much. Returned after one and washed my gun. After dinner read Steward.[…]

Today in Keys History: Jan. 19

1822: In Havana, John W. Simonton of Mobile, Alabama purchased from Juan Pablo Salas his right, title and interest in the Island of Key West for the sum of $2,000. Salas had acquired the island in a land grant from the Spanish Governor of Florida in 1815. 1831: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose[…]

Today in Keys History: Jan. 18

1831: William Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary: It was so cold that I did not rise till 8 and directly after breakfast finding it so cold that the thermometer having been last night as low as 48 degrees. I took my gun and went out hunting. Killed 6 large and 6 small doves,[…]

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[…]