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It’s Pirate Week on Real Southern Men!

In honor of the Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival in Fort Walton Beach, Florida and┬áDrake’s Raid in St. Augustine, we’ve dubbed this Pirate Week on RSM. First, we delved into the mystery of why the Billy Bowlegs Festival claims William Augustus Bowles as its patron pirate … despite the fact that he was never called Billy […]

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RSM Profile: Jean Lafitte

This week has become something of a Pirate Week here on RSM.

We continue our look at the pirating history of the South with a profile of the gentleman “Prince of Pirates,” that charming rogue synonymous with the early history of New Orleans, Jean Lafitte.

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