The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 63, July 1959 - April, 1960 Page: 98
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lake, wading in muddy water under the hot sun for long hours,
and opening mussel shells endlessly in the hope of finding a pearl.
Perhaps the development of the costume jewelry business has
even lessened the demand for the pearls. On a visit to the lake
near Potter's Point the writer found a pile of mussel shells.
Whether they were left there by recent catfish fishermen or wheth-
er they are remains of the famous hunt, they still testify to stories
of the past. The old-timers have a few relics in a few, defective
pearls, their group pictures of their mussel hunting friends, and
their memories. Tops of cypress trees may be seen out in the
submerged islands, and the hills surrounding the lake are covered
with pinoaks. But the cry of "pearl" no longer rings out on the
banks to bring a thrill of excitement to crowds of spectators as an
eager buyer opens his money satchel.
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