Ed Swift

Flanked by members of the Seven-Foot Key Lime Pie Team, Key West Mayor Craig Cates, center, wields a blow torch to brown the meringue of a seven-foot-round Key lime pie Monday, April 23, 2012, in Key West, Fla. The giant dessert was prepared to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Conch Republic, Key West's 1982 response when the U.S. Border Patrol erected a roadblock at the top of the Florida Keys Overseas Highway ostensibly  searching for drugs and illegal immigrants. The huge pastry was concocted from the juice of 1,080 Key limes, 360 eggs, 90 cans of sweetened condensed milk and 20 pounds of pie dough. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Key West Residents Celebrate 30 Year “Secession” Of Conch Republic

A seven-foot-round Key lime pie and a re-enactment of the Florida Keys’ “secession” from the United States marked the 30th anniversary of the creation of the Conch Republic late Monday afternoon in Key West.

CBS4–04/23/2012

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