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Voices of the Chincoteague: Memories of Greenbackville and Franklin City
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Voices of the Chincoteague: Memories of Greenbackville and Franklin City

by Martha A. Burns, Linda S. Hartsock
 

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Beginning around the turn of the 20th century, people flocked to boom towns like Greenbackville and Franklin City on Virginia's remote Chincoteague Bay to cash in on the lucrative oyster trade. Most eventually settled for simple rural lives, living a cash and barter economy, commuting on foot or by boat, always closely tied to the tide and water. From mystery in

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Beginning around the turn of the 20th century, people flocked to boom towns like Greenbackville and Franklin City on Virginia's remote Chincoteague Bay to cash in on the lucrative oyster trade. Most eventually settled for simple rural lives, living a cash and barter economy, commuting on foot or by boat, always closely tied to the tide and water. From mystery in the marsh to jealous lovers, these accounts of life on the Bay are filled with work boats, crab pots, and saltwater.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738524986
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
05/30/2007
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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As "come 'eres"--newcomers--to the Eastern Shore, authors Martha A. Burns and Linda S. Hartsock bring a fresh perspective to life on t he Bay. They present here t he memories of a vanishing way of life in rural America, largely in the words of those who lived it and worked it. Much of the language, insights, and emotion of t he last century are here for all to read, coupled with the authors' observations and interpretations of t heir neighbors and the bay they call home.

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