Key West

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Key West's free-spirited ambiance and magnificent coral reefs help to create a unique and historic legacy and much more than a vacation destination. For centuries, explorers and adventurers, immigrants and entrepreneurs, artists and wanderers have come to the island oasis known as Key West. And today, this Florida city is like no other and home to them all. Through hurricanes, fires, labor strikes, and the tourism boom, the community of Key West has sustained a unique way of life and attracted a wide variety of people to its shores, including such famous figures as writers Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams, President Harry Truman, and musician Jimmy Buffett. Whether strolling through the downtown historic district, searching eclectic shops for one-of-a-kind treasures, enjoying a piece of key lime pie, or participating in the look-alike contest during Hemingway Days, Key West offers endless opportunities for pleasure. The landmarks, the people, and the continuing story of Key West are the entertaining subject of this new photographic tribute.
ISBN: 9780738506647
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Florida
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Drawing images from the collections of the Key West Art and Historical Society, the Monroe County Public Library, and other local sources, authors Lynn M. Homan and Thomas Reilly have compiled a fascinating pictorial history of the Southernmost City, Florida's Key West. Over 200 captioned photographs and postcards brilliantly capture the Key West of a bygone era as well as the modern city that continues to draw thousands of tourists every year. A wonderful memento and history lesson, Images of America: Key West is a perfect addition to the bookshelf of every resident and the beachbag of every visitor who comes to experience this singular island paradise.
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