Key West's 5 Themes of Geography
By: Parker Gibson
To get to Key West you must take the famous 7 Mile Bridge. The current bridge was re-built from 1978 to 1982. The purpose of the 7 Mile Bridge is to be able to access most of the Florida Keys. This is a major human modification, with out this bridge you would have to take a boat.
Florida is part of the Southeastern region of the U.S, particularly the Keys are at the very tip of Florida. Theoretically, if you could move states around I would put Florida by California, even though Florida is a "red" state there are parts of it that are very liberal (such as Key West), so I feel that it belongs with the other "liberal" states.
408,712 Cruise boat passengers arrived in Key West this year. The main movement towards Key West is tourism. With those tourist comes pollution from cruise boats and the large amounts of trash produced by the never ending parties, but with the constant movement and exchanging of cash, Key West is a major income of wealth.
Key West — Close to Perfect, Far From Normal