Historical Preservation Society of the Upper Keys
P.O. Box 2200 Key Largo, FL 33037
NEWSLETTER FOR November 2019
Jerry Wilkinson, President
Our November 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, November 11th at 7 pm and pass the word along to others who may have an interest.
This month our program will be given by HPSUK President Jerry Wilkinson and will give us a bird’s eye view of Key Largo in 1934 through a series of aerial photos. A unique Upper Keys landmark, the Key Largo castle is highlighted in these photos. The castle was built around the same time as the first Overseas Highway, 1926-1928.
Last month's program was a “Then and Now” photo presentation of the Upper Keys given by HPSUK Vice President, Loralea Carrera. She challenged our knowledge of local history as she compared historic buildings and locales with current photos of the same site. We had forty-six 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Historical Preservation Society of the Upper Keys, Inc.
Post Office Box 2200 ● Key Largo, Florida 33037 ● Phone (305) 896-6526
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