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Buell Cook

Meet Buell Cook: Lawyer, Insurance salesman, Realtor, Mayor, Statesman. Another man, like Emmett, who died too young, and whose death could have been avoided.

Buell was elected to represent the 25th district in the Florida State Senate in 1909. 1,032 more words


The Chipley, Florida Phone Directory for 1906

Did you know that in 1906, Chipley, Florida (Emmett’s childhood home) had a telephone directory?

Granted, it probably would not have been much larger than a 5 x 7 inch note card, but it existed. 149 more words


An Unlikely Yet Profound Kinship

Although Congress had been back in session since December 4, 1916, Emmett was still in Pensacola, with no plans to return to D.C. Emmett still had four months remaining in his term as Congressman from the Third Congressional District, but it is damn near impossible to be present when one’s already checked out — mentally, physically, emotionally. 814 more words

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Florida Is Not All Football - There's A Big Art Scene

The other day Tampa was packed with people from Iowa and Florida Gator fans for the annual Outback Bowl.  Next weekend the Clemson-Alabama NCAA Championships will bring 100,000+ football fans into the city. 409 more words

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January 1, 1917

How was your New Year’s celebration?

Ours was low-key — a family party with several friends who also have small children. Nothing outrageous, nothing fancy. Mostly, pot luck, with too many carbs, and a gathering around the large-screen television to alternately curse and bless the teams playing in the Fiesta Bowl. 505 more words

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Notes on Emmett's Funeral

Lots of interesting things as I take a little writing break to organize notes/ideas for the next two books in this research project. Sometimes it helps me to work on sections of Emmett’s story out of sequence — I get a fresh perspective on the information I’ve collected over the past three years! 938 more words


Key West: Still Crazy After All These Years

Anyone who has spent some time in Florida knows that the island of KEY WEST is the place to go for weird and crazy fun.  There is nothing ordinary about Key West and its wild and diverse population. 427 more words

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