Get your appetite prepared for the classic recipes and old-time tales of the Florida Panhandle’s revolutionary railroad, the Apalachicola Northern Railroad (ANRR). We tend to romanticize the past, most especially when set to the sound of a dark night train whistle and the rhythmic chants of the gandy dancers.
This book does nothing to dispel that sentiment. It is historically accurate and impeccably well researched. The stories and recipes that typify the 97 miles of the ANRR track from River Junction to Port St. Joe evoke the poignant past. Perhaps most impressive, this collection reveals the sweeping changes that the past 100 years of progress have left on the landscape, our social structure, and our communities.
The technological advances we so appreciate are countered by the loss of many things we mourn. Stories that may have been lost are revived, bringing the past tantalizingly alive. From a WWII POW camp in Liberty County, the purchase of the entire town of Port St. Joe, a fire in River Junction, a tornado in Greensboro and to a cattle drive in Hardaway, catch a ride to the past with some true southern characters recounting their tales with humor, tenderness and insight on A Trip on the Apalachicola Northern Railroad.
A Trip on the Apalachicola Northern Railroad covers the history of the communities that once thrived along the ANRR - from River Junction to Port St. Joe and all the stops in between. It also includes local heritage recipes.
Get your copy locally at either of our museums for $30/ book.
For Check orders: Please mail $35 (includes $5 shipping) to:
P.O. Box 94
Greensboro, FL 32330
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Thanks, and we hope you enjoy the Trip!