"My stories of Apalachee would be of a town that was dying,not growing. Apalachee was incorporated in the 1850's and by the Depression was pretty much dead. The bank closed in the 30's, and we lost our school in 1951, and once we lost our school, that was the end of it. Last thing we lost was our post office and zip code in 1961. In the early 1900's, it was already in some amount of decline, although it was still a thriving community. Fate was sealed because the boll weevil was on the way, the dust bowl years,the Depression...all of that killed Apalachee."
Ed Prior, interviewed April 18, 2009