The Surprising Origin of the Word, Cracker

Generations of Florida and Georgia school children were taught that the term “Cracker” originated on the 19th century frontier of Georgia, Florida and Alabama.  It was said to refer to the bull whips used by livestock drovers as they brought herds of animals from frontier farms to coastal towns. Sleuthing by Georgia historian, John A. … Continue reading The Surprising Origin of the Word, Cracker