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  Encyclopedia: Key West, Florida   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Key West is a city and an island of the same name at the westernmost tip of the Florida Keys in Monroe County, Florida, United States.
Key West is known for its tolerance and acceptance and has adopted the diversity motto "One Human Family" to reflect a desire to treat all people with respect and dignity.
Key West was the last of the series of Keys connected to the Florida mainland by a series of railroad bridges completed in 1912, as the Overseas Railway extension of Henry M. Flagler's Florida East Coast Railway.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Key-West,-Florida   (6521 words)

  
 St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture: Key West
As an artifact of popular culture, Key West generates powerful and often contradictory cultural messages: it is at once a quintessential Navy town and a haven for literary figures, beachcombers, and assorted eccentrics.
For poet Wallace Stevens,; the essence of Key West was its aqueous ambiguity, its ephemeral substance surrounded by the "ever-hooded, tragic gestured sea." His well-known poem, "The Idea of Order at Key West," can be interpreted as a hymn either to order or disorder, or to a subjective reality simultaneously negotiating between both.
Leicester Hemingway writes that his brother's Key West period "begins in the public mind with a picture of a bronzed giant fighting huge fish,; then heading inshore for the roughest, toughest bar to celebrate the catch, possibly pausing somewhere to beat out a letter to Esquire, using words growled from one corner of the mouth.
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 AllRefer.com - Key West, United States (U.S. Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
24,832), seat of Monroe co., S Fla., on an island at the southwestern extremity of the Florida Keys; inc. 1828.
It was abandoned after being damaged by a hurricane in 1935 and was replaced by the 123-mi (198-km) Overseas Highway (completed in 1938).
John James Audubon and Winslow Homer painted in Key West, and the city was used as a setting in the works of Ernest Hemingway, who once lived there.
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 Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
There is a hot air Balloon ride, 10 days of animal safari and 2 days of tribal visits, one, the Samburu to the north west and, two, the Masai to the southwest.
Neptune Designs is celebrating it's 28th year here in tropical Key West making quality jewelry with nature in mind.
Neptune Designs is celebrating it's 27th year here in tropical Key West making quality jewelry with nature in mind.
www.orchidspecies.com   (1560 words)

  
 Key West Local Information - Key West Web Center
The Internet has made it possible to find all sorts of information without ever leaving your desk and Key West Web Center is here to make it easier than ever.
You can find out what's playing at the movies (without hitting redial on your phone several times), what bands are playing at your favorite bar, and where to go to see great art.
At Key West Web Center, we've included what we hope will make life on the island easier.
www.keywestwebcenter.com   (242 words)

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