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A dusting of islands that extends southwest from Florida’s mainland, the shallow waters and rocky coral of the Florida Keys are home to many historic lighthouses. On a drive down ...

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Photo courtesy John W. Penney © 2016In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the US National Park Service, we decided to write an article with some of the most historic ...

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The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016. Created in 1916 as a result of the Organic Act, the National Park Service was established "to conserve the ...

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An island of only eight square miles, you might think Key West is a pretty easy place to navigate and understand—and it is! But just off the beaten path, it’s ...

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Escape From the Worst Prison in the U.S.Your application for clemency has been denied.” This message signed by President Andrew Johnson in 1868 was a terrible blow for George St. ...

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Fort Jefferson is located within the Dry Tortugas, a group of small islands in the Gulf of Mexico. Just 70 miles due west of Key West, Florida, it’s the largest ...

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A visit to Key West, Florida isn’t complete without an outing to the Dry Tortugas National Park. Situated in the Gulf of Mexico, 70 miles west of Key West, the ...

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The New York TimesFebruary 14, 1993More than a century after his death, Dr. Samuel A. Mudd's appeal to clear his name as a conspirator in Abraham Lincoln's assassination was finally ...

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The New York TimesJuly 26, 1992Rejecting the recommendation of a military board, the Army has decided that Samuel A. Mudd, the doctor who set John Wilkes Booth's broken leg in ...

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The New York TimesJanuary 3, 1992Dr. Richard Mudd has worked so long trying to clear his grandfather of complicity in Abraham Lincoln's assassination that he was dumbfounded when he learned ...

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