Historical Preservation Society of the Upper Keys
P.O. Box 2200 Key Largo, FL 33037
NEWSLETTER FOR July 2019
Jerry Wilkinson, President
Our July 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, July 8th at 7 pm and pass the word along to others who may have an interest.
This month our program will be a viewing of a recorded interview of Pete Perdue by “K” Wilkinson. Pete was a well-known back country guide out of Ocean Reef. He grew up in the Keys and in this interview talks about surviving the 1935 Hurricane amongst other topics.
Last month's program featured a slideshow presentation entitled “Key Largo- The Way We Were” given by HPSUK Vice President Loralea Carrera. The presentation discussed the oldest bar on Key Largo, The Caribbean Club. This iconic local watering hole has a rich history dating back to its construction by famed Miami Beach developer Carl Fisher in the late 1930s. 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 Shaw Diary” for $15 and K Wilkinson’s book “It Had to Be You” for $15. If you would like them mailed someplace, just add $3 to the listed price to cover the cost of shipping. As a benefit, of membership paid members receive $1 off all book purchases! All book sales help the Historical Society continue to keep our local history alive.
Membership renewals were due at the beginning 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 email@example.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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