Monday, October 12, 2009
Because my paper is on the Florida cracker cowboys, I have some sources about cracker culture, and the cracker cowboys in particular. For instance, a book about Jacob Summerlin, who was considered "Cracker King," and It's No Bull!, about the "taming" of Florida country. However, I also have some sources on how the cowboy culture continues today, although it is slowly disappearing. Despite attempts to continue the cowboy tradition in Florida, with cattle ranches, rodeos, and cattle drives, the cattleindustry in Florida, and therefore the cowboy culture, is growing weaker as more and more land in Florida becomes developed. Though there are still cattle ranches in Florida, and still self-called "cracker cowboys," there is a continuous fear that this way of life will soon be nothing more than part of Florida's past.