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Hey you, Gopher Turtle — Put down your weapon!

Busted. Yesterday I learned one of my most popular blog posts might be wrong. When I relayed a historical account of gopher gumbo I jumped to the conclusion that a “gopher” is a small furry rodent. Well, you furry squirrel … Continue reading

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Gopher gumbo

A friend lent me a copy of Panhandle Memories, Adela Rosasco-Soule’s memoir of growing up in the early 1900s in the wilds of the Florida Panhandle. Inside the book, my friend left her presentation notes to help me with research … Continue reading

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