Cracker Origins: Second Saturdays at the Settlement

Su Edgar raised the whip above her head, brought it around in a large circle and struck the ground letting out a defying “CRAAACK”. She was demonstrating at Barberville Pioneer Settlement’s Second Saturday event showing how the Florida Cracker’s got their name. Su works with animals on her farm, herding cows, so she knows how to use the “Cracker cow whip (or bull whip, depending on who you ask)”. No, the animals aren’t hurt; it’s the sound that gets them moving. And it’s easy to see why. As Su spins the whip around for a few more rotations, the animals in the distance on our farm begin calling out in response (Igor, the goose in particular). Everyone pays attention when the whip snaps the

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