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Real Estate Agent with Bascom Grooms

Long noted for their physical beauty, the Florida Keys share a history as colorful as the people who live here. Over the years, the Keys have hosted Caloosa Indians, Spanish explorers, English pirates, American presidents, authors, artists and smugglers, exerting a mysterious hold over both residents and visitors alike.

In the 1900s, the Keys became more accessible thanks to one of history's great feats of engineering: The Overseas Railroad, which reached Key West in 1912. Partially destroyed in the Labor Day hurricane of 1935, the railroad's bridges, including the famous Seven-Mile Bridge, served as the roadbed for the original Overseas Highway connecting the Keys to the mainland. Encirled by the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, the Overseas Highway has recently been designated a Florida Scenic Highway.

Courtesy of http://www.mile-markers.org/

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Gordon and Marge Smith
REALTORS®

BASCOM GROOMS REAL ESTATE KEY WEST, FLORIDA
1110 Truman Avenue, Key West, FL 33040
Phone: 305-295-2508
Marge's Cell: 305-587-3420
Gordon's Cell:305-304-3422
Fax: (305) 295-7725
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Keith McMullin
Port Aransas Realty - Port Aransas, TX
Port Aransas Real Estate

Gordon/Marge,

You are blessed to call that beautiful part of the world your home.  How is the market out there?  The media always mentions the markets in MIA, ORL, JAX, etc., but not the Keys.  If it is slow, at least you are living in a great town.  Duval Street or bust! Keith

Dec 09, 2008 01:45 AM