Description - Voices of the Apalachicola 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 flow unimpeded for 106 miles, through the red hills and floodplains of the Florida panhandle into the Gulf of Mexico. "Voices of the Apalachicola" features 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.
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(229mm x 152mm x mm)
University Press of Florida
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Author Biography - Faith Eidse
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.