Apalach

Apalach is short for Apalachicola, Florida.  I’ve been goin’  to Apalach and Port St. Joe since I was a kid.  My most recent memory of that area is hangin’ out at the Indian Pass Raw Bar, also known as Gator’s…eatin’ oysters, shrimp and hot dogs (and not necessarily in that order!) with my family. If you’re in the area, definitely head over to Indian Pass Raw Bar…they’re great folks…

From at least A.D. 1000, these areas of Florida were settled by Apalachee Indians (hence the name Apalachicola) who viewed the waterways as a crucial lifelife which provided food and transport.

As you can see from this wonderful video put out by WFSU TV in Tallahassee, Florida, not much has changed in Apalach. The water is still a crucial lifeline that provides food, transport, jobs and a way of life for many. Since the spill, the ripple effects may continue for years to come in this area. This video was shot in 2003, and really captures the spirit of the oystermen and women who depend on the water for their livelihoods.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. AnTiViRuS
    Sep 10, 2010 @ 04:43:19

    keep it real, iight

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