A History of the Florida Cracker Cowboys

Originally published in TAMPA Magazine’s December/January 2017 edition. Photographer: Carlton Ward, Jr.  |  Writer: Derek Herscovici  |  Designer: Jillian Baco To a Florida native, being called a “Cracker” is a compliment. It recalls the grit and tenacity of laboring cowboys who came generations before them, from which the nickname, Florida Cracker, is derived. Many associate the cowboy … Continue reading A History of the Florida Cracker Cowboys