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The Key in the summer of ’69

I’ve uncovered a gold mine of KB pictures. Back in ’68 and ’69 LIFE magazine came to the key to document Richard Nixon’s vacation spot. In case you weren’t aware, Richard Nixon had a vacation house on Bay Lane for many years, and when he got here Key Biscayne was Nixon crazy.

Here’s a selection of the photos that I’ve touched up. You can see them all by clicking here. Click on all these photos to see them full size.

Vernon's Drugs - Now Blockbuster

Island House with Harbor Plaza and St Agnes

Harbor Dr, Bay Lane, Mashta

Harbor Dr, Bay Lane, Mashta

Nixon going to church

St. Christophers

Key Biscayne Elemenatry School

Stiltsville

Crandon/Enid Intersection

Crandon/Enid Intersection

Inside Vernon's Drugs

Island House with Key Colony golf course

Island House with Key Colony golf course

Galen Drive

Galen Drive

Traffic Stop on Bay Lane for Nixon

Crandon Marina

Crandon Marina

[Source: Google via Key Rat Chat via Bob]

January 24th, 2009 | share

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