Rodney Potter

Rodney Potter was born in 1936 in Bradenton, Florida. He has lived in Manatee County all his life. As a kid in the 40s and 50s, he did a lot of hunting and fishing and even gathered scallops before they disappeared from the area. He has worked on the same lumber mill, though it’s changed owners several times over the years, since graduating high school. In 2010 he was named Manatee County’s Distinguished Citizen of the Year.

Student Interviewer: Patti McChesney

Patti McChesney is a second year Anthropology student at New College of Florida from San Antonio Texas. She joined this project in order to learn more about the history of the area. She is also very interested in studying history from the perspective of people that lived through it.

Interview Transcripts

Posted in: 2012

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