Orie Williams | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Orie Williams

Location of Interview
Collection Name

Vanishing Culture Project

The "Vanishing Culture Project" was a Florida Humanities Council grant to capture the oral histories of longtime residents of Cortez.   The project also produced several stations about the folkways of the fishermen of Cortez that are placed around the village and a mural painted on the side of a prominent fish house in the community.

principal investigator
Date of Interview
03-19-1993
Audio
Transcript
Biographical Sketch

Orrie Williams' family has been in Cortez since 1905.  His father had fish house and Orrie drove truck for him.  Williams talks about his family in Cortez, the Burton store and the 1921 hurricane. 


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