Saturday, February 23, 2008


I Forgot Sponge Bob - Round Pants?

Downtown I snapped this pic of Sandra with her new buddy, Sponge Bob....made entirely of sponges. The industry was big here til the sponges were killed off...then the industry moved to Tarpon Springs, near Tampa/St. Pete.

Seems most Key West industry has moved to Tampa over the years. This was the largest cigar manufacturing place in the world (bigger than Cuba) in the late 1800s...then it moved to Ybor City in Tampa.


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