Okeechobee is the biggest lake in Florida Cracker Country. Down in those parts is where the first American Cowboys got their start. With the “Crack” of the whip, those hard working Cracker Cowboys drove their herd. Nope, there was more than alligators here. And, that’s where the name, Florida Cracker” came to be. Some folks say it was all the wise cracks they would tell around the camp fire, probably a little of both.