Jimmie Dinkins | Congaree Swamp Stories

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Fishing with Dough Balls and Bamboo Poles While Growing Up Near the Playground That Was the Congaree

Mr. Jimmy Dinkins lives in Gadsden on the same property where he was born. He worked as a cinematographer at ETV until 2000 when he retired. He spent many weekends camping in the Congaree. He also fished and hunted. The Congaree was survival for him and his family. He and his siblings fished using their hands or with a rod. His mother made knapsacks for each of them so they could carry the fish they caught home. His mom would boil the fish and potatoes and make fish cakes.