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What Florida town was originally called Cayo Hueso, Spanish for Bone Island?

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key west

May 12 2006, 1:35 AM
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The name "Key West" is derived from a "false friend" anglicization of the Spanish language name of the island, Cayo Hueso, meaning "Bone Island". It was said that human bones were found in mangrove clumps on the island.


May 12 2006, 3:49 AM
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