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 Posted: Fri Nov 2nd, 2007 01:03 am
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Ole, I saw that explaination about the origin of the term "Florida Cracker" on a PBS show about a re-enactment of the great cattle drives of the past in Florida in which herds of cattle were driven across the state to Tampa.

The show was most interesting to me because it showed the difficulty of reenacting under modern conditions  when most horses these days are unaccustomed to such long work days and the cattle and horses were suffering from a late season heat wave and much of the land that used to be open range is now fenced in and is built up with houses, shopping centers and multi-laned highways.

Wait! I just found a web site that discusses the origins and various meanings of "cracker" including Florida crackers.  I hope I can get this link to work.

 
[url=http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~fcc/main/what's_a_cracker.htm]http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~fcc/main/what's_a_cracker.htm[/url]

Last edited on Fri Nov 2nd, 2007 01:30 am by CleburneFan

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