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Founding of the Conch Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 24° 33.562 W 081° 48.417
17R E 418281 N 2716397
Quick Description: Small plaque describing the actions behind the formation of the Conch Republic
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 6/5/2009 7:48:40 PM
Waymark Code: WM6HB5
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member paintfiction
Views: 29

Long Description:
On April 18, 1982 at the head of the highway out of the Florida Keys, the United States Border Patrol established a road block. For the first time in the United States' history, an entire section of the country was officially treated as a foregin land. Returning travelers were required to prove United States citizenship and subjected to forced searches.
At noon on April 23, 1982 the Island of Key West, in a mock ceremony, declared its indemendence from the Unitd States by naming ministers of the new nation which it called "The Conch Republic" and by hoisting its own flag.

Founding Fathers
Dennis Wardlow
Dennis Bitner
William E Smith
Edwin O Swift III
Townsend Kieffer
John Maglioa

Dedicated April 25 1986 by Prime Minister and Mayor Tom Sawyer
Marker Number: none

Date: April 25, 1986

County: Monroe

Marker Type: City

Sponsored or placed by: Key West

Website: Not listed

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