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 Posted: Thu Nov 1st, 2007 08:47 pm
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Ole, in northern and central  Florida, crackers were so-called because they cracked whips to drive cattle to ports from Florida's interior where they were raised. These whip crackers did not actually hit the cattle with the whips, much too hurtful and damaging to the valuable cattle. They just cracked the whip or snapped it in the air. Just the sound of the cracking whip was enough to get the cattle moving.

 

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