Voices of the Apalachicolaby Faith Eidse, Gary R. Mormino, Raymond Arsenault
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.
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.
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