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Life & Death on the Loxahatchee: STory of Trapper Nelson

Snyder, James D.

Published by Pharos Books, Jupiter, FL, 2004
ISBN 10: 0967520061 / ISBN 13: 9780967520063
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Title: Life & Death on the Loxahatchee: STory of ...

Publisher: Pharos Books, Jupiter, FL

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 2nd Edition

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Soft cover. A fine copy signed by Jim Snyder and dedicated to Sandy McCoy. 158 pages. 8 pages of black and white pictures of Nelson. There are 3 pages of maps of Trapper Nelson's. He was found dead of a shotgun blast .who did it. That remains a mystery. Bookseller Inventory # 007828

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Synopsis: "Life and Death on the Loxahatchee" is both the story of a real-life Tarzan and the people who grew up with him along Florida s first wild and scenic river. Vince Nelson was unique, but also a symbol of all those who fished, trapped, ploughed and hammered out hardscrabble lives on the Jupiter-Tequesta riverfront in the days before it became golf courses and mega-mansions. 

Who was Trapper Nelson? He was born in 1908, the sickly son of a landless Polish peasant. Over the next sixty years he would wrest from the wilderness eleven hundred acres along Florida s most breathtaking jungle river. Along his life s journey Nelson became the Legend of the Loxahatchee, with as many faces as the people who thought they knew him.

Hobo, trapper, hunter, alligator wrestler, gambler, celebrity host, charmer of snakes and women alike, this modern Tarzan s life ended as mysteriously as he had lived it. On a steamy July day in 1968, a friend found Trapper Nelson dead in his jungle paradise, his torso torn open by a shotgun blast. Many people had a motive. So did Trapper himself. Draw your own conclusions as you read interviews with his family, friends, and those who insist that his spirit still roams the old campsite.

From the Publisher: Life and Death on the Loxahatchee won the Florida Publishers Association's Silver Award for best adult nonfiction title in 2002.

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