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        Great Florida Cattle Drive: Short Takes

        Along the trail on the Great Florida Cattle Drive, we met a number of folks – old hands and tenderfoots – who are keeping the legacy of the Florida Cowhunters and their Cracker cattle alive and well. Here’s a look at some of them.

        Great Florida Cattle Drive: Short Takes - Eldon Lux

        Eldon Lux is a cowboy and artist who paints the cattle and landscapes of Florida.

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        Great Florida Cattle Drive: Short Takes - KJ Smith

        KJ Smith, a former cowboy, handcrafts a Florida cow hunter’s essential tool – the whip.

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        Great Florida Cattle Drive: LuJean Waters Veterinarian

        LuJean Waters had an important job on the drive – keeping the cows and horses healthy.

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        Great Florida Cattle Drive: Tony Morrell Educator

        Tony Morrell, a proud Florida Cracker, shares his knowledge of Florida’s cattle history.

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        Great Florida Cattle Drive: Flossie Bell

        Meet Flossie – a cracker cow who made the first drive in 1996 and is back on the trail.

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        Great Florida Cattle Drive: Operation Freedom

        Operation Freedom gave military vets a chance to experience this living history.

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        Great Florida Cattle Drive: Crackers

        Who were the first Florida Crackers and how did they come by the name?

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