on August 20, 2006
We found the main entrance to Mallory Square. The tour trolleys start from this point and a number of attractions, like the Shipwreck Museum are clustered here. You probably could spend your entire stay in this small area and have a good time. The city has done a good job of placing objects of interest in the area. (and it's free, too) The best is a collection of sculpture busts of famous Key West citizens. We would try to guess who the person was before looking at the plaque. I gave up on this, because I only got Harry S. Truman right. It was free entertainment and educational, too. While we looked at the sculptures we had to kick chickens. Key West has a feral chicken population. Officials estimate there as many as 2,000 roosters and hens running free on the eight-square-mile island. Old chicken-killer Bill (Poultry Disease Research retiree) wasn’t pleased and kept showing the birds a pantomime of his killing technique. They kept an eye on him. They did have a city ordinance on their side. Recently some of the birds have been gathered up and taken off-island to be adopted. Uh huh.
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