This page by Jerry Wilkinson
Shown above is Ex-President Harry Truman presiding
of the Monroe County Commission in the 1960s. Harry Harris of Tavernier
is Mayor of the commission. Harris visited his sister, Mabel, became a
Tavernier businessman and was elected County Commissioner during WW II.
Hugh Merritt Matheson (1886 - 1952) inherited
much of father's, William J. Matheson, south Florida holdings. Of particular
interest in the Keys was the 280 acre island of Lignum Vitae Key. The island
was sold to three Dade County partners in in 1953.
Above is John Pennekamp at the 1976 dedication
of the Marvin Adams Waterway conducted at Harry Harris Park.
Above is Roland Craig of Craig, Florida (Now Craig
Key) with the piece of railroad track that he clung to during the 1935
Above is William J. Krome who came to Florida in 1899, surveyed routes
for the FEC railroad to Homestead, Cape Sable and Key West. Worked as the
assistant Chief Engineer for the Key West Extension construction from 1905
to 1909 and then as the Chief Engineer.
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