Flag of "secession" of the "Conch Republic" - Key West, Florida

Flag of "secession" of the "Conch Republic" - Key West, Florida

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, https://floridamemory.com/items/show/39276
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Title

  • Flag of "secession" of the "Conch Republic" - Key West, Florida

Image Number

  • RC18016

Year

  • 1982

Series Title

General Note

  • Photographed in April, 1982.

    Biography Note

  • When the U. S. Border Patrol set up a roadblock on Key West to trap illegal immigrants and drug smugglers, irate Key Westers "seceded" from the United States. They established the "Conch Republic" complete with flag, prime minister and other pseudo-official trappings. The fantasy republic flourishes in fun, festivities and the sale of souvenirs. The pink, blue and gold flag signifies a spirit of independent and rare individuality.

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 8 x 10 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: 08481.

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Flag of "secession" of the "Conch Republic" - Key West, Florida
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