Historical Preservation Society of the Upper Keys

    P.O. Box 2200     Key Largo, FL 33037




Jerry Wilkinson, President


Our March program will be our usual second Monday of the month at the Key Largo Library Community Room in the Trade Winds Shopping Plaza at mile marker 101.5.  So please mark your calendars for Monday, March 12th at 7 pm and pass the word along to others who may have an interest.


This month our program will be a presentation titled Down Memory Lane on the Overseas Highway given by HPSUK Vice President Loralea Carrera.  The presentation will take you on a journey from Jewfish Creek to Long Key and includes photos of many of the early motels, resorts and restaurants.  Among the photos will be “The Fern Inn”, home of the original Key Lime Pie.     


Last month's program was a presentation titled Flagler’s Long Key Fishing Camp given by HPSUK Vice President Loralea Carrera.  The Long Key Fishing Camp was the last resort Flagler opened during his lifetime and served anglers from the 1908 winter season through its destruction in the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935.  We had fifty-seven in attendance. 


The books “Images of Key Largo” and “Images of Islamorada” will be available at our meeting for $22 each.  We also have copies of the hardcover “Images of Marathon: The Middle Keys” for $25.  If you would like them mailed someplace, just add $3 to the listed price to cover the cost of shipping.  All book sales help the Historical Society continue to keep our local history alive.


Membership renewals were due at the first of the year.  Thank you to those who have already renewed.  Our membership box will be at the front desk at our meeting so we can assist you with your renewal. You will also find information below about how to renew your membership through the mail.  We now send an electronic version of our newsletter.  If you would like to receive the email version, make sure you include your email address when you renew or send a request to Erin Muir at erindmuir@gmail.com.




Historical Preservation Society of the Upper Keys, Inc.

Post Office Box 2200 Key Largo, Florida 33037 Phone (305) 896-6526


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