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By Jimmie Nichols

think Mayberry, yet with a nearly never-ending provide of oysters. Jimmie J. Nichols enjoyed the little Gulf Coast city of Apalachicola, Florida, whose fishermen harvest ninety percentage of Florida's oysters, and 10 percentage of the national supply.

Nichols wrote approximately all of it with the ability of a big-city author, taking pictures previous Florida characters corresponding to Tasso Rooso and his Wildcat Goldmine enterprise, which used an easy yet powerful type of bookeeping. Tasso, a seafood broker, positioned revenues into his left hand pocket and paid costs out of correct hand pocket. If his left hand pocket ran too low, he acquired worried.

Nichols chronicles the beginnings of the nationally popular Apalachicola historical District, which dates to the 1830's, artists reminiscent of Margaret Key, and the final steamboat to dock at the Apalachicola River.

There are tales approximately Port St. Joe, Carrabelle, Sumatra, Chapman’s Hickory-Pecan tree, Indian cross, and the heritage of the Florida Seafood Festival.

He tells why Bing Crosby sang successful music approximately Apalachicola, the heritage of neighborhoods equivalent to Irish city and the Hill District, and the previous ferry to St. George Island.

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