- Whipmaker Ernest "Shelby" Braddock cracking some of the handmade cow whips at his home in De Land, Florida.
- Florida cowmen use braided leather whips to control the movement of cattle, though the whips seldom actually touch the animals. The cattle respond to the loud "crack" of the whip, without having to be struck. Some people say the name "Florida Cracker" derives from the sounds of cowboys cracking their whips while driving a herd.
- Born on November 15, 1924, Shelby Braddock died on June 1, 2007.
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