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The Florida Folklife Reader$
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Tina Bucuvalas

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781617031403

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617031403.001.0001

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Key Largo to Marathon

Key Largo to Marathon

A Report on the Folklife of the Upper and Middle Keys

Chapter:
(p.3) Key Largo to Marathon
Source:
The Florida Folklife Reader
Author(s):

Brent Cantrell

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617031403.003.0001

In 1989, the Historical Museum of Southern Florida’s Folklife Program completed a survey of the folklife of the Florida Keys, whose isolated nature, combined with its mixture of Anglo, Bahamian, and Cuban settlers, produced a traditional life unique to the area. Forms of folklore are constantly evolving, mainly due to the Keys’s rapid development and the influx of outsiders. This chapter describes the folklife of the Upper and Middle Keys, including the region’s maritime industries and occupations such as fishing and trapping, boatbuilding and sail making, sponging, and scavenging. It also looks at tourism and the traditional arts, foodways, music, and wood carving.

Keywords:   folklife, Southern Florida, Florida Keys, folklore, maritime industries, maritime occupations, fishing, tourism, foodways, music

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