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‘Gabby’ Paxton ~ Cow Camp, Kissimmee, Florida, 1876


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Seventh generation cracker cowboy, confederate blood in his veins, the pride of  Stonewall Jackson’s heritage evident, interpretive presenter ‘Gabby’ Paxton leaves one wondering when, if ever, he shifts out of his 1870’s Florida Cracker cow hunter character. ‘Gabby’ presents his everything-out-of-my-mouth-is-true rendition of an 1876 cow camp  at Kissimmee Lake State Park, ‘up on the ridge’ as they say, in central Florida. This is a must see in my book for history buffs, aficionados of good story telling and folks who appreciate quality. This, from someone who clearly loves what he is doing and loves the character and heritage he is presenting.

‘Gabby’ Paxton!

Before or after seeing ‘Gabby’s’ presentation the interested traveler could make him or herself familiar with any or all of the following works:

Cracker: Florida’s Enduring Cowboy duotone images by Jon Kral

Frederic Remington’s work depicting Cracker Cowboys

Florida Cow Hunter: The Life and Times of Bone Mizell by Jim Bob Tinsley

Bone Mizell: the Cracker Cowboy of the Palmetto Prairie

Cracker: the Last Cowboys of Florida ~ a feature length film byVictor Milt

A Land Remembered by Patrick D. Smith

CRACKER COW, A Narrative of Florida History by Barbara Cairns

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Posted by bigdawg on January 23, 2011
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  1. 08/4/2012

    Would you like to add my book to your reading list above?

    It’s titled CRACKER COW, A Narrative of Florida History

    I’ve been asked to participate with my books at the cow camp on September 29, 2012 along with other authors and artists.

    Thanks,
    Barbara

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