Voices of the Chincoteague: memories of Greenbackville and Franklin City

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Arcadia Pub.,
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2007.
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English
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Beginning around the turn of the 20th century, people flocked to boom towns like Greenbackville and Franklin City on Virginia's remote Chincoteague Bay to cash in on the lucrative oyster trade. Most eventually settled for simple rural lives, living a cash and barter economy, commuting on foot or by boat, always closely tied to the tide and water. From mystery in the marsh to jealous lovers, these accounts of life on the Bay are filled with work boats, crab pots, and saltwater.
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display_description "Beginning around the turn of the 20th century, people flocked to boom towns like Greenbackville and Franklin City on Virginia's remote Chincoteague Bay to cash in on the lucrative oyster trade. Most eventually settled for simple rural lives, living a cash and barter economy, commuting on foot or by boat, always closely tied to the tide and water. From mystery in the marsh to jealous lovers, these accounts of life on the Bay are filled with work boats, crab pots, and saltwater. As 'come 'eres'--newcomers--to the Eastern Shore, authors Martha A. Burns and Linda S. Hartsock bring a fresh perspective to life on the Bay. They present here the memories of a vanishing way of life in rural America, largely in the words of those who lived it and worked it. Much of the language, insights, and emotion of the last century are here for all to read, coupled with the authors' observations and interpretations of their neighbors and the bay they call home"--p. [4] of cover.
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subject_facet Chincoteague Bay Region (Md. and Va.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Anecdotes, Franklin City (Va.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Anecdotes, Greenbackville (Va.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Anecdotes
title_display Voices of the Chincoteague : memories of Greenbackville and Franklin City
title_full Voices of the Chincoteague : memories of Greenbackville and Franklin City / Martha A. Burns and Linda S. Hartsock
title_short Voices of the Chincoteague :
title_sub memories of Greenbackville and Franklin City