These islands were referred to as "cayos" by the early Spanish travelers and map makers.The English generally used the word "kay" or "cay" for small islands. The first specific written use of "key" being used for our islands that I have is lawsuit for a shipwreck in 1744 which was before the Revolution.There is probably more to the derivation than this. From Soldier Key southward are the non sedimentary Keys classified as High Coral Keys, Low Coral Keys and the Oolite Keys.For example the word "cay" is pronounced 'key' by the English. There is not a clear dividing line but the Upper and Middle Keys are of Key Largo Limestone which are the peaks of once live coral forests.
That last year consisted of long distance phone calls (with actual, corded telephones that were attached to a wall), and a lot of traveling. While out to dinner at Seven Fish last night, one friend was lamenting the enormity of the task at hand.
DNA evidence supports a North American familial relationship with the Siberian peoples.
To the south of the mainland of Florida is the skeleton of an ancient and a not-so-ancient coral reef.
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