Our great-grandmother Mamie was a pioneer. Not only was she college educated, a rarity in the early 1900s, but, while her peers were being courted by the finest gentlemen of Rutherfordton, North Carolina, she chose to follow her heart all the way down to Florida. Her suitor, Jack McCoy, had written her of his endeavors in the wild, uncharted state with pineapples and mosquitos aplenty. She boarded a southbound train with only a trunk and a beaver fur hat to her name and moved to the swamps of Florida where she had the adventure of her life! Our Mamie Tote is for all of your great travels, made from wild Alligator and a pioneer's spirit.