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27 March 2009

Florida Factoid Friday

In 1839, when a U.S. Army supply depot and hospital were established on Atsena Otie Key, it's name was changed to Depot Key. Later, the name was changed back. In 1843, Augustus Steele began work on a resort hotel for wealthy Florida and Georgia planters. Steele served as the first postmaster when the post office was established in 1845. The post office moved from Atsena-Otie to Way Key, present-day Cedar Key, on March 29, 1852.

Sorry I'm late today. We had some bodacious storms, and tornado warnings, all morning. Best laid plans... 8-/

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