Crackers in the Glade: Life and Times in the Old Everglades

Crackers in the Glade Life and Times in the Old Everglades Crackers in the Glade is a visually stunning account of bygone days in the Everglades The largest remaining subtropical wilderness in the United States the Everglades hold a unique place among all th

  • Title: Crackers in the Glade: Life and Times in the Old Everglades
  • Author: Rob Storter Betty Savidge Briggs Peter Matthiessen
  • ISBN: 9780820330433
  • Page: 280
  • Format: Paperback
  • Crackers in the Glade is a visually stunning account of bygone days in the Everglades The largest remaining subtropical wilderness in the United States, the Everglades hold a unique place among all the world s wetlands Through his writings and illustrations, fisherman, guide, and self taught artist Rob Storter transports us to the remote, half wild frontier of southwestCrackers in the Glade is a visually stunning account of bygone days in the Everglades The largest remaining subtropical wilderness in the United States, the Everglades hold a unique place among all the world s wetlands Through his writings and illustrations, fisherman, guide, and self taught artist Rob Storter transports us to the remote, half wild frontier of southwest Florida in the early part of the twentieth century There, the events of a day could range from a hurricane to a face to face encounter with a panther to the arrival of the latest packet from Key West.As Storter recalls his travels through the great swamp and its estuaries, he imparts an old timer s grasp of the fantastic array of plant and animal life the Everglades once supported Looking back over a life closely linked to the water, he chronicles how mechanized methods eclipsed the sustainable approach of fishing as the livelihood of locals who were attuned to natural cycles and worked by necessity on a small scale.Crackers in the Glade is also a story of family and community, of daily joys and setbacks Here, Marilea Storter s recollections, some of which are included in the book, add depth and detail By turns the family doctor, cook, teacher, and moral anchor, Marilea held husband Rob and their children together through times when the best house they had was a tent and medical care consisted of castor oil and prayers.Rob Storter knew the Everglades before commercial fishing, real estate development, drainage projects, and tourism changed the region forever Through his illustrations we can celebrate its wonders through his writings we can contemplate the mixed benefits of progress and the responsibilities of stewardship.

    One thought on “Crackers in the Glade: Life and Times in the Old Everglades”

    1. Not amazing for a novel, but considering it's just the dairy of someone from the Everglades from the early 1900s it was good. Interesting to me to read. Probably not for everyone, though.

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