I grew up in rural NWPA, surrounded in forest. I took an early interest in cryprozoology and sharks and have read many books on various crypto subjects such as Bigfoot and Megalodon over the years. I am not a professional writer or a journalist, but I do the best I can. I have a quirky, obscurely dry and sometimes sarcastic sense of humor than can get me in trouble. Some love me and some hate me, but I am who I am.

  • Kevin

    I hear banjo music playing!!!

  • Scott– Thank you very much for the assistance. As I said, I don’t have a horse in this race — I don’t even know the Smallwood family — but I feel we all must preserve places such as this against the forces of “progress.”

    The museum has won the first legal skirmish against the developers, but the war has just begun.

    I actually hope that one or two serious investigators would be able to join me some time for an overnight stay in the museum/store. I would have to clear it with the owners, but I think it could be worked out.


  • karmicgypsy

    very cool, thanks for psoting this! I’ve never been to the store but grew up in the Keys and Homestead, and heard about it often. In fact there was a threat of being taken to Smallwood Store and left by some local bullies.

  • Louellen House Mills

    smallwood is kin to the House Family…Ted married a House. Daniel David House was my 2x great grandfather. He had a previous wife, Mary, who died on a steamboat on Mississippi river. He left his 3 and 1 year old sons behind in Waterford,MS not far from Memphis. He settled on this island and married there. I am from Memphis where the House family he left behind branched to. We do still own land in Waterford spanning 6 generations.