Voices of the Chincoteague: memories of Greenbackville and Franklin City

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2007.
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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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subject_facetChincoteague 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_displayVoices of the Chincoteague : memories of Greenbackville and Franklin City
title_fullVoices of the Chincoteague : memories of Greenbackville and Franklin City / Martha A. Burns and Linda S. Hartsock
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title_submemories of Greenbackville and Franklin City