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Old 05-24-2011, 11:10 AM   #91
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Me and my son got off the interstate in caryville,fl on the north side to get to a gas station. When i got out of the truck i swear i could hear dueling banjos.
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Old 05-24-2011, 10:02 PM   #92
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I actually like it down at Wewahitchka, used to spend a lot of time down there fishing.
BUT, one weekend when I was about 23 I was down there hunting with 5 guys from Panama City. Two of the guys with us were brothers and went about 6'4" and 290 lbs. None of us were scrawny.
We went to a place named Dave's Lounge on Saturday night. One of the guys took up with a woman about 10 or 15 years older than him.
This little runt came up to us, looked at the biggest one and said "You boys ain't lookin' fer any trouble are ya ?" He said "Naw man, we're just here to drink a few beers but I guess we know where to find it if we decide we are looking for some." The guy said "Damn right" and walked off.
Our buddy with the woman related the story to her and she said "You didn't say anything to piss him off did you ?" He said no.
She said "Good, cuz that's my brother and he cut somebody in here last weekend."
Dave's burned down the next year. Word had it that it was arson.
But for pure backwoods, it would be hard to beat Big Hill and Paint Lick Kentucky. There was a family in Big Hill, when they needed money, they would put sawhorses across a state highway and charge $1 toll.......and people gladly paid it. This was back in the late 60s and early 70s when I lived not too far from there.
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:27 PM   #93
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this is pretty funny.i have crew changed out of venice, dulac, houma and intracoastal city.. and been in a bar in burice,la called the black velvet back 14 years ago that was by invetation only unless your a local .... since i grew up dog hunting ... i have been to many of the small places in al and NW fl listed .... beatrice, pine apple and burnt corn were pretty out there... baker and holt were some good ones and jay and centruy are some goodys too...used to drive through repton back when it had the 90 deg turn by the old camp house... but my great grandmaw was born in bladon springs , al and they still ahve the school house hunt there every year.... and our camp is in silas, al... but one of by far DON'T GET OUT OF THE TRUCK UNLESS YOU ARE WITH A LOCAL is on the atchafalaya basin and called catahoula...... it is definately bayou country and the gators are FAT !!!!!!
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:10 AM   #94
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I guess most people will post about little backwater towns or mountain villages in the Southeast but the real "backwoods" that I have visited and worked in was called the Quetico Wilderness up in SW Ontario. I won't bother you with details since this seems like more of a local thing but suffice it to say that the Quetico is probably the most pristine and protected natural wilderness in the lower portion of North America.

There are no roads. There are no people save the one small tribe of Neguagon Indians known as the Lac LaCroix First Nation who have limited guiding privileges and operate canoe ferries on a couple of the larger NW lakes in the Park. No modern conveniences, no TV, internet, cell phones, electricity, there were no motorized vehicles to speak of and there were only portage trails to move from one lake to another. And the lakes were the "highways" one took to "drive" around the Quetico in the most used means of transportation, the canoe.There was a legendary lady who lived in the SE corner of the park from 1934 until her death in 1983. I met this lady and stayed on her little island complex on two occasions during my guiding time in the Quetico and she came to be known as the "rootbeer lady" of Knife lake. Her name was Dorothy Molter and she is simply a part of the North Country to anyone who she has met or has helped with an emergency in the wilderness.

My job for 7 wonderful summers was guiding wilderness canoe trips out of the Ely, MN area into the Quetico Wilderness. I estimate that I paddled approximately 4000 miles total through every sector of the Quetico in that time and guided hundreds of people through that pristine wilderness in single groups of 8 persons per trip! It was an experience that still brings a tear to my eye as I remember all the great memories of those summers canoeing, fishing, and camping on the same lakes and sites that the original Voyageurs traveled while setting and tending their trap lines across the Canadian Shield 300 years ago!

It was a different kind of "backwoods country place" but it was something that very few outdoors people have ever experienced and I thought I would share a small peek at my backwoods experiences.
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:08 AM   #95
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Picture of our home.

my mother is the little girl who had me at age 16
the boy wanted to escape poverty and joined the Army , he was killed in Korea
my grandfather / part Creek Indian holding the baby [both now dead] ran moonshine

2nd pic is my great grand parents and my grandfathers old truck
this is down town Tait's Gap in its best days.
the only 2 stores are now closed the last time I was there.

Flyboy grew up at the top of the hill to the right , everyone looked down on us LOL
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A few...A little bar outside of Marion IL during my college days. Murfreesborough outside of Crater of Diamonds State Park Arkansas, Tyler Texas, Watford City North Dakota, East Alligator Alley Toll booth 1974, and a biker bar in Carbondale Illinois 76-79.
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took a bus ride in Guatamala a few years ago. it was the bus ride from hell. our back woods folks here are living high on the hog compared to the people there. some people were living in those big metal shipping containers like you would see on the cargo ships. only they were on cinder blocks and had square holes cut in them for windows. others lived in little shanty towns built out of whatever they could find. really makes you thankfull for what you have. little kids would come up to you asking for money. give them a buck and they would climb a coconut tree and get you you one. even if you don't want one
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Old 05-26-2011, 02:30 AM   #98
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Kremmling, Colorado and Wewahitchka, Florida.

Kremmling was actually beautiful, just very remote and isolated. Wewahitchka was just plain scary.
I'm from Wewahitchka. I didn't find it too scary, but it is backwoods for sure. It's actually a nice place to live. There's some great freshwater fishing there and it's only about 20 minutes to the Gulf.
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Old 05-26-2011, 06:28 AM   #99
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new zion sc no red light one country store been there 100 years no buisnesses of any kind if u cough you passed it. my cousins have 400.00 acres, 6 kids, none went back to farming after dad died, still have 200 year orginal family house on farm still liveable is 6 ft off ground, i asked why? they said thats how they cooled houses 150 years ago.they lease prop now
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Porongo,Bolivia - horse troughs and hitching posts
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