Florida Keys’ Conch Republic to Celebrate Independence Nov. 27-30

November 11, 2020 @ 10:08 am – 11:08 am

It began with an unannounced U.S. Border Patrol roadblock installed in 1982 at the head of the Florida Keys, causing massive traffic delays and inspiring irritated residents to ceremonially secede from the Union and form the independent Conch Republic. “Citizens” and friends of the colorful “country” can celebrate its continued fame Friday through Monday, Nov. 27-30.N