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Key West

Key West, one of the Florida Keys, lies 60 miles S. of the extremity of Florida, and possesses a good climate and fertile soil. Here is built Key West City, one of the most important military stations of the United States. Fort Taylor protects the harbour. Salt is made here in large quantities, cigars are manufactured, and turtles are exported. The wrecks that constantly occur on the dangerous shoals give employment to the seafaring inhabitants.