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Gone to the Swamp : Raw Materials for the Good Life in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta.

Author: R L Smith
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2008.
Series: Alabama Fire Ant.
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In the hinterland behind the port of Mobile lies the vast swampy convergence of the Mobile and Tensaw Rivers, a delta rich in fish, game animals, hard and softwood resources, and the beauty and solitude of the wild - but also rich in varmints big and little, including some human ones, and the manifold dangers of a world where land, sky, and water seem to blend together and one can become lost 100 paces in any  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Named Person: Robert Leslie Smith; Robert Leslie Smith; Robert Leslie Smith
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R L Smith
ISBN: 9780817380694 0817380698
OCLC Number: 609844519
Description: 1 online resource (291 pages).
Contents: Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Gone to the Swamp; The Skin Game; The Public Timber Inspector; Oxen and the Men Who Drove Them; High Water Logging; Rafting and Loading Gunboats; Work of the Blacksmith; A Personal Note; Work of the Sawyer; Camp Life; Night Rafting; Kingfisher; The Yupon; Aunt Violet Boston; River Tale; Wildcats; Lost in the Swamp; Fear Strikes the Bend; Swamp Tale; The Kennedy Mills; Sawmill Tales; Sawmill Tales Continued; Logging in Blakeley Battleground; Mechanized Logging; Flatboats; Stockton Boat Ways; Latter Day Watermen; Latter Day Pullboating. The Last Watermen; Other Swamp Stories; Recovery of a Union Mortar in the Delta; Famous Trees; Oil in the Delta; Hubbard Landing; An Alabama State Treasure; The Old Ways; County Surveyor; Hunting Camp Life; The McGowan Compass; Dixie Landing; The Art and Practice of Hollering; United States Reserve Fleet; Delta Elementary School; How to Build a Double Ender; Construction of a Flatboat; Glossary.
Series Title: Alabama Fire Ant.

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In the hinterland behind the port of Mobile lies the vast swampy convergence of the Mobile and Tensaw Rivers, a delta rich in fish, game animals, hard and softwood resources, and the beauty and solitude of the wild - but also rich in varmints big and little, including some human ones, and the manifold dangers of a world where land, sky, and water seem to blend together and one can become lost 100 paces in any direction, if not drowned or devoured first. To make a living here, one had to be capable, confident, clever and inventive, know a lot about survival, be able to fashion and repair.

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