Voices of the Apalachicola

Voices of the Apalachicola

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by Faith Eidse
     
 

One of the main water resources for Florida, Alabama, and Georgia, the Apalachicola River begins where the Chattahoochee and Flint rivers meet at Lake Seminole and flows unimpeded for 106 miles, through the red hills and floodplains of the Florida panhandle into the Gulf of Mexico. Voices of the Apalachicola is a collection of oral histories from more than thirty… See more details below

Overview

One of the main water resources for Florida, Alabama, and Georgia, the Apalachicola River begins where the Chattahoochee and Flint rivers meet at Lake Seminole and flows unimpeded for 106 miles, through the red hills and floodplains of the Florida panhandle into the Gulf of Mexico. Voices of the Apalachicola is a collection of oral histories from more than thirty individuals who have lived out their entire lives in this region, including the last steamboat pilot on the river system, sharecroppers who escaped servitude, turpentine workers in Tate's Hell, sawyers of "old-as-Christ" cypress, beekeepers working the last large tupelo stand, and a Creek chief descended from a 200-year unbroken line of chiefs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813028644
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Series:
Florida History and Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Faith Eidse, a public information specialist at the Northwest Florida Water Management District, is coeditor of Unrooted Childhoods: Memoirs of Growing Up Global and contributor to Between Two Rivers: Stories from the Red Hills to the Gulf.

Table of Contents

1Botanical Eden, cultural battleground3
2River roots10
3From steamboat "elation" to rail and road42
4Fishing a sandy river : "it is filled up"81
5Oystering, shrimping, fishing, sponging the bay111
6Turpentine, timber, and restoring Tate's hell162
7Logging "eternal wood"195
8A system rich in scientific treasures217
9King cotton, tupelo gold, and cracker cattle237
10River as trade and commerce opportunity263

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