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

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction - Swamp Plantation xi
  • Gone to the Swamp - Where's Jesse 1
  • The Skin Game 15
  • The Public Timber Inspector 19
  • Oxen and the Men Who Drove Them 29
  • High Water Logging 42
  • Rafting and Loading Gunboats 48
  • Work of the Blacksmith 54
  • A Personal Note 59
  • Work of the Sawyer 61
  • Camp Life 66
  • Night Rafting 74
  • Kingfisher 77
  • The Yupon 81
  • Aunt Violet Boston 86
  • River Tale 88
  • Wildcats 92
  • Lost in the Swamp 94
  • Fear Strikes the Bend 96
  • Swamp Tale 98
  • The Kennedy Mills 102
  • Sawmill Tales 109
  • Sawmill Tales Continued 111
  • Logging in Blakeley Battleground 113
  • Mechanized Logging 115
  • Flatboats 131
  • Stockton Boat Ways 146
  • Latter Day Watermen 149
  • Latter Day Pullboating - Sweet Potato? 151
  • The Last Watermen - [Hands off My Spike Pole] 154
  • Other Swamp Stories 159
  • Recovery of a Union Mortar in the Delta 163
  • Famous Trees 170
  • Oil in the Delta 182
  • Hubbard Landing 185
  • An Alabama State Treasure 198
  • The Old Ways 206
  • County Surveyor 215
  • Hunting Camp Life 217
  • The McGowan Compass 219
  • Dixie Landing 222
  • The Art and Practice of Hollering 230
  • United States Reserve Fleet 233
  • Delta Elementary School 238
  • How to Build a Double Ender 241
  • Construction of a Flatboat 248
  • Glossary Dictionary of Logging Languages 253
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