Key West

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Key West (Cayo Hueso) is an island and city in the Straits of Florida on the North American continent.wikipedia
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U.S. Route 1

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The city lies at the southernmost end of U.S. Route 1, the longest north-south road in the United States. Key West is the southern terminus of U.S. Route 1, State Road A1A, the East Coast Greenway and, before 1935, the Florida East Coast Railway.
It runs 2,369 mi, from Key West, Florida north to Fort Kent, Maine, at the Canada–US border, making it the longest north–south road in the United States.

East Coast Greenway

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Key West is the southern terminus of U.S. Route 1, State Road A1A, the East Coast Greenway and, before 1935, the Florida East Coast Railway.
The East Coast Greenway is a 3000 mi biking and walking route linking the major cities of the Atlantic coast of the United States, from Calais, Maine, to Key West, Florida.

Monroe County, Florida

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The city is the county seat of Monroe County.
Its county seat is Key West.

Key West International Airport

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The Key West International Airport provides airline service.
Key West International Airport is an international airport located in the City of Key West in Monroe County, Florida and two miles east of the main commercial center of Key West.

Sigsbee Park

The city boundaries include the island of Key West and all or part of several nearby islands: Sigsbee Park, Fleming Key, Sunset Key, and the northern part of Stock Island.
Sigsbee Park, also known as Dredgers Key, is an island about a half mile north of Key West island in the lower Florida Keys; administratively it is within the City of Key West, Florida, United States.

Florida East Coast Railway

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Key West is the southern terminus of U.S. Route 1, State Road A1A, the East Coast Greenway and, before 1935, the Florida East Coast Railway. Key West was relatively isolated until 1912, when it was connected to the Florida mainland via the Overseas Railway extension of Henry M. Flagler's Florida East Coast Railway (FEC).
The FEC is possibly best known for building the railroad to Key West, completed in 1912.

Naval Air Station Key West

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Naval Air Station Key West is an important year round training site for naval aviation due to the tropical weather, which is also the reason Key West was chosen as the Winter White House of President Harry S. Truman.
Naval Air Station Key West, is a naval air station and military airport located on Boca Chica Key, four miles (6 km) east of the central business district of Key West, Florida, United States.

Harry S. Truman Little White House

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Naval Air Station Key West is an important year round training site for naval aviation due to the tropical weather, which is also the reason Key West was chosen as the Winter White House of President Harry S. Truman.
The Harry S Truman Little White House in Key West, Florida was the winter White House for President Harry S Truman for 175 days during 11 visits.

Sunset Key

The city boundaries include the island of Key West and all or part of several nearby islands: Sigsbee Park, Fleming Key, Sunset Key, and the northern part of Stock Island.
Sunset Key is a 27 acre residential neighborhood and resort island in the city of Key West, Florida, United States.

Duval Street

Duval Street, its main street, is 1.1 mi in length in its 14-block-long crossing from the Gulf of Mexico to the Straits of Florida and the Atlantic Ocean. The Key West Historic District includes the major tourist destinations of the island, including Mallory Square, Duval Street, the Truman Annex and Fort Zachary Taylor.
Duval Street is a downtown commercial zoned street in Key West, Florida, running north and south from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean, just over 1.25 miles in length.

Fleming Key

The city boundaries include the island of Key West and all or part of several nearby islands: Sigsbee Park, Fleming Key, Sunset Key, and the northern part of Stock Island.
Fleming Key is an island off the northwest corner of the island of Key West, Florida in the lower Florida Keys.

Stock Island, Florida

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The city boundaries include the island of Key West and all or part of several nearby islands: Sigsbee Park, Fleming Key, Sunset Key, and the northern part of Stock Island.
U.S. 1 (or the Overseas Highway) crosses the key at approximately mile markers 4—6, immediately east of Key West.

Dry Tortugas National Park

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Fort Jefferson, located about 68 mi from Key West on Garden Key in the Dry Tortugas, served after the Civil War as the prison for Dr. Samuel A. Mudd, convicted of conspiracy for setting the broken leg of John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln.
Dry Tortugas National Park is a national park in the United States about 68 mi west of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico.

Dry Tortugas

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Fort Jefferson, located about 68 mi from Key West on Garden Key in the Dry Tortugas, served after the Civil War as the prison for Dr. Samuel A. Mudd, convicted of conspiracy for setting the broken leg of John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln.
The Dry Tortugas are a small group of islands, located in the Gulf of Mexico at the end of the Florida Keys, United States, about 67 mi west of Key West, and 37 mi west of the Marquesas Keys, the closest islands.

Wrecking (shipwreck)

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In the 19th century, major industries included wrecking, fishing, turtling, and salt manufacturing.
In hundreds of admiralty court cases heard in Key West, Florida, no captain of a wrecked ship ever charged that he had been led astray by a false light.

U.S. Route 1 in Florida

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It became an extension of U.S. Route 1.
U.S. Highway 1 (US 1) in Florida runs 545 mi along the state's east coast from Key West to its crossing of the St. Marys River into Georgia north of Boulogne, and south of Folkston.

Matthew C. Perry

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On March 25, 1822, Lt. Commander Matthew C. Perry sailed the schooner Shark to Key West and planted the U.S. flag, claiming the Keys as United States property.
Certain elements within the United States felt that Key West (which was then named Cayo Hueso, meaning "Bone Key") could potentially be the "Gibraltar of the West" because it guarded the northern edge of the 90 mi wide Straits of Florida—the deep water route between the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico.

Overseas Railroad

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Key West was relatively isolated until 1912, when it was connected to the Florida mainland via the Overseas Railway extension of Henry M. Flagler's Florida East Coast Railway (FEC).
The Overseas Railroad (also known as Florida Overseas Railroad, the Overseas Extension, and Flagler's Folly) was an extension of the Florida East Coast Railway to Key West, a city located 128 miles (204.8 km) beyond the end of the Florida peninsula.

Pan American World Airways

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Pan American Airlines was founded in Key West, originally to fly visitors to Havana, in 1926.
It was founded in 1927 as a scheduled air mail and passenger service operating between Key West, Florida and Havana, Cuba.

The Great Fire of Key West

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A fire on April 1, 1886 that started at a coffee shop next to the San Carlos Institute and spread out of control, destroyed 18 cigar factories and 614 houses and government warehouses.
The Great Fire of Key West was a major fire that destroyed a significant portion of the city of Key West in 1886.

Overseas Highway

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The portion of U.S. 1 through the Keys is called the Overseas Highway.
Large parts of it were built on the former right-of-way of the Overseas Railroad, the Key West Extension of the Florida East Coast Railway.

USS Shark (1821)

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On March 25, 1822, Lt. Commander Matthew C. Perry sailed the schooner Shark to Key West and planted the U.S. flag, claiming the Keys as United States property.
On 25 March, Lt. Perry took formal possession of what is now Key West, Florida, in the name of the United States.

Trumbo Point

Flagler created a landfill at Trumbo Point for his railyards.
Trumbo Point is a section of the northwest corner of the island of Key West, Florida in the lower Florida Keys.

Mallory Square

The Key West Historic District includes the major tourist destinations of the island, including Mallory Square, Duval Street, the Truman Annex and Fort Zachary Taylor.
Mallory Square is a plaza located in the city of Key West, Florida, U.S.

Truman Annex

The Key West Historic District includes the major tourist destinations of the island, including Mallory Square, Duval Street, the Truman Annex and Fort Zachary Taylor.
Truman Annex is both a neighborhood and military installation in Key West, Florida, United States.