South to Chokoloskee

April 20, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

“Go through Everglades City and past the entrance to the Everglades National Park Visitor Center. Keep driving to where one sees a dead-end sign a few yards beyond the stop sign at the intersection of Chokoloskee Drive and Smallwood Drive. This is the town of Chokoloskee.” Glenn Miller captures some of the spirit of this end-of-the road town and its long tradition of residents who fill multiple roles. He mentions C.G. McKinney, Totch Brown and Ted Smallwood. One he doesn’t mention is Patty Huff, wife of guide Steve Huff, who publishes the local newspaper, The Mullet Rapper and is president of the Everglades Society for Historical Preservation.