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WEBSITE: http://www.teachertube.com One of the destinations Richard Halliburton explored was the historic Ft. Jefferson located 70 miles west of Key West Florida in Las Tortugas National Park. Covering nearly 65000 acres the area is known for its vast marine and bird life. Las Tortugas consists of seven small islands composed of white sandy beaches and colorful coral reefs. Ft. Jefferson is the highlight of the park standing tall since the 19th century when it was the largest coastal fort in the United States. It is still the largest masonry structure in the western hemisphere. In 1846 it was built around the Garden Key lighthouse to protect it and help the ships that passed through
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