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The Florida Keys: A History & Guide
The Florida Keys: A History & Guide is an engaging handbook to the unique coral and limestone islands that curve southwest off the tip of Florida. Acclaimed novelist and Florida resident Joy Williams traces U.S. Highway 1 from Key Largo to Key West, combining the best of local legend—colorful stories you won’t find in other guidebooks—with insightful commentary and the ...more
ebook, Tenth Edition, 214 pages
Published September 1st 2010 by Random House
(first published March 12th 1987)
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This book was written in 1987 so it isn't much good for finding hotels and restaurants today. If it's history you are looking for - this is the book. Fink out how Key Largo got it's name, who is buried under the Hurricane Monument, why was Indian Key the County Seat of Dade County, and so much more. I live in the Keys and this book told me things I never knew.
This "guide" to the Keys is not like any travel book you've ever read. Williams, one of our finest fiction writers, knows the Keys in her bones--and her keen observations and mordant wit make this a very memorable read about one of the continent's most unique landscapes. Yes, the specific information about hotels and historical sites may be a bit out of date, but phone numbers and business hours can be acquired via smart phone. What can't be conveyed so well on a digital device are the wonders o ...more