This exhibit contains selected images from over 5,000 slides and photographs in the Dale M. McDonald Collection which document art exhibits, businesses, boating events, attractions, community events, landscapes, residences, and street scenes in Key West.
Firefighter and photographer Dale McDonald was born in Key West, Florida on October 2, 1949.
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The flood waters were the result of Hurricane Wilma.
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Located at the old Standard Oil docks.
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Mr. Rex Shaw was one of the last of the original cigar makers in Key West. Dale McDonald's grandfather, George, worked as a cigar maker along with Rex in many of the cigar factories in Key West, FL.
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This ship was used as a reference point in searching wreck sites. Once, while as the 'Sentry' vessel over the Atocha wreck, it was accidently strafed and bombed by a reserve Navy squadron out of Tennessee. Remarkable, they didn't hit the ship or its startled occupant.
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L-R: FF Stewart Andrews, blue shirt, FF Glen Archer, red shirt, FF Louie Vallet, dark cap, and Eng. Alan Vidal in yellow helmet.
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Shows the theater after being renovated following many years of remaining vacant. The theater re-opened as an entertainment night club in lieu of a movie theater, which it was originally. Note the opening act for the theater, 'Doc' Severinsen, the former band director for Johnny Carson, the late night TV entertainer.