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Key West, Florida

The island of Key West is in the Florida Straits and is part of the United States state of Florida. It comprises the City of Key West, which includes all or sections of the islands of Dredgers Key, Fleming Key, Sunset Key, and the northern half of Stock Island. The Florida Keys are a unique series of small and not-so-little islands and mangrove clusters running southwestward over 100 miles into the Atlantic Ocean from the lowest tip of Florida's peninsula. The city of Key West is the most well-known and inhabited of all the Keys, as well as the seat of government for Monroe County. The trip across the Florida Keys from the mainland of Florida is both panoramic and spectacular. If you're in a rush, you'll lose out on the charming villages, marinas, and restaurants along the journey to the Southernmost City. View of the 7-Mile Bridge from State Park.

Enjoy fantastic restaurants, bistros, museums, theaters, nightclubs, shopping, tours, beaches, and, of course, "Sunset at Mallory Square." Take a stroll along world-famous Duval Street and enjoy a beverage at Sloppy Joe's, a favorite hangout of Ernest Hemingway, or rent a bike or scooter and ride around the island taking in the beauties. Walking tours will showcase a range of noteworthy locations, monuments, and mansions during the day. A Ghost Tour just after dark will tell you about some of our permanent scary members who refuse to go even after death.

The Conch Republic is a nickname for Key West. This is because locals pushed for secession in 1982 as a response to the US Border Patrol setting up a roadblock and inspection at the US-1/Overseas Highway entry, seeking illegal immigrants and narcotics. Tourists attempting to enter the island were greatly inconvenienced as a result of this. Every April, the Conch Republic Independence Celebration is held, complete with witty celebrations and parties.

The first public library, which was situated in the then-Masonic Temple on Simonton Street, near where the federal courthouse is now, was founded in 1853. James Lock was the first library president, and William Delaney was the librarian at the time. At the time, the library had 1,200 titles available for people to use. The library was destroyed by a tornado in 1919. Residents of Key West relocated the library to numerous places throughout the island. After the county took control, they were able to find a permanent facility. In 1959, a new location for the library was discovered. It was constructed on Fleming Street, which is still in use today. There was also a bookmobile service that served the whole Keys at the time.

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