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Gary Borders: Back in the day, dead snake photos could sell papers

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Diboll Free Press, 1984
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Commentator Gary Borders enjoys combing through the archives of small-town newspapers. He explores the curious tradition of dead snake photos making their way into the pages of East Texas newspapers.

Gary Borders has been an East Texas journalist and editor for more than 40 years. He works now as a freelance writer, editor and photographer. You can see his work at garyborders.com. He has written for World Wildlife magazine, Texas Monthly, Texas Observer and Airstream Life.
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