Big Cypress Stories; Calvin Stone, Family & Friends

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Big Cypress Stories; Calvin Stone, Family & Friends

Postby cowboy » Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:36 am

As told in pictures:
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Click on this link for the rest of the pictures......
http://www.bigcypressswamp.com/stories/CalStone.htm


Compliments of:
http://www.bigcypressswamp.com/

Lots more stories and content available at Steves link above.

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Re: Big Cypress Stories; Calvin Stone, Family & Friends

Postby dblj006 » Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:00 pm

Nice find cowboy!
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Re: Big Cypress Stories; Calvin Stone, Family & Friends

Postby lariat » Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:01 pm

The times were sooo much simpler then. I'm only 42, and only caught a glimpse of those days, but I sure do miss them. I could look at those pictures everyday. Thanks for sharing.

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Postby john1edwards » Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:51 pm

Cool pictures! like those airplane tires and diamond treds :D
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Re: Big Cypress Stories; Calvin Stone, Family & Friends

Postby mudwizer » Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:52 am

I visit his camp in 1998 or 99 when the park service took it
Over and the we're burning all his stuff that was in his sheds

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Re: Big Cypress Stories; Calvin Stone, Family & Friends

Postby highlife57 » Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:00 am

Cool Pix!!!!! Thanks...

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Re: Big Cypress Stories; Calvin Stone, Family & Friends

Postby cowboy » Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:54 am

Cal Stone wrote a book called "40 years in the Everglades"

It's a great read about his exceptional exploits "walking in the glades"
He walked the Glades for a couple decades before he got a buggy.

On his last great walk, we walk in with a friend off the Tamiami Trail, and five days later walked out onto 27 in Morehaven.

Cal Stone was one of the first to propose the Big Cypress should be a preserve, so that this way of life would not be lost to developers, and development.

Here is another great story link from Steve's Big Cypress Page:

A New Road to Lost Dog Prairie.
http://www.bigcypressswamp.com/stories/EWidden.html

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Re: Big Cypress Stories; Calvin Stone, Family & Friends

Postby Bangin6 » Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:15 am

I got lost in that website. I was in there about 4 hours and still couldn't get enough cool stories, pix and history.
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Re: Big Cypress Stories; Calvin Stone, Family & Friends

Postby broncobill » Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:28 pm

I am in the process of reading the book A Land remembered By Patrick D Smith. It is a great book. Anybody interested in the Old Florida should read it.

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Re: Big Cypress Stories; Calvin Stone, Family & Friends

Postby Scarecrow » Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:43 pm

broncobill wrote:I am in the process of reading the book A Land remembered By Patrick D Smith. It is a great book. Anybody interested in the Old Florida should read it.

I read that book in a day and half, I couldn,t put it down, best book I ever read. :thumbleft: :rebel:

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Re: Big Cypress Stories; Calvin Stone, Family & Friends

Postby glades cat » Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:24 pm

Thanks Cowboy. That is a bunch of great history of true Gladesman culture. Talk about some tough resilient folk rompin through the Glades with what is considered primitive equipment. They sure had the right stuff...guts of steel...and no Deep Woods Off.
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Re: Big Cypress Stories; Calvin Stone, Family & Friends

Postby robert4570 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:20 pm

Good post Cowboy !
Steve's website has lots of good content.

Thanks

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