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Interview with bluegrass music and Cracker culture promoter Carl Allen

Interview with bluegrass music and Cracker culture promoter Carl Allen

Date
1993-11-30
Description
Two audio tapes. Recorded in Allen's home. Born 13 February 1918, Allen was awarded for his efforts to preserve "Cracker" culture through his restaurant and his newspaper columns. He also promoted bluegrass music throughout Florida with his restaurant, Allen's Historical Cafe, which featured live bluegrass music. In 1990, he won the Florida Folk Heritage Award. In the interview, he discusses his life history, and focused upon his mother's 'Cracker' cooking, including various recipes. He also discusses his time as a cowboy, citrus farming, and a hobo. He also describes what constitutes a Florida Cracker. For more information, see file in S 1664, box 5, folder 10.
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