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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Event Name is exactly "Big Bend Folklife Survey"
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Big Bend Folklife demonstrations at the 1981 Florida State Fair

Big Bend Folklife demonstrations at the 1981 Florida State Fair

Date
1981-02-13
Description
Seven reel to reels. Recordings of the folklife demonstration booths at the Florida State Fair. Informants at the Big Bend Folklife Area include Wakulla Springs boat drivers (Jackson/Gavin) and the Polka Sweethearts.
Collection
David Faison glass-bottom boat tour demonstration for the Big Bend Folklife Survey

David Faison glass-bottom boat tour demonstration for the Big Bend Folklife Survey

Date
1980
Description
One audio cassette. Faison & Klotz briefly discuss how they learned the tour's spiel and how long they had worked as a tour guide. Faison then leads a jungle cruise tour.
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Don Utz glass bottom boat tour at Silver Springs for the Big Bend Folklife Survey

Don Utz glass bottom boat tour at Silver Springs for the Big Bend Folklife Survey

Date
1980
Description
One audio cassette. Utz discusses features of the plants, animals, and waterways at Silver Springs.
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Fred Jokler glass bottom boat tour at Silver Springs for the Big Bend Folklife Survey

Fred Jokler glass bottom boat tour at Silver Springs for the Big Bend Folklife Survey

Date
1980
Description
One audio cassette. Jokler discusses on the history of the glass bottomed rowboat; dew farms; Cypress Springs; the eviction of Seminole Indians from the area the 1840s; the Senator Durkson Memorial Garden; water pennies; and other topics.
Collection
Glass bottom boat tour and interview with Donald "Frog" Edwards for the Big Bend Folklife Survey

Glass bottom boat tour and interview with Donald "Frog" Edwards for the Big Bend Folklife Survey

Date
1980-11-08
Description
One reel to reel. Features a glass-bottom boat tour spiel conducted by Edwards. He discusses various animals, birds, and trees on the tour, history of the attraction, legends of the springs, Henry the pole vaulting fish, and other natural features. Afterwards, he gives a brief interview in which he talks about working at Wakulla, past work experience, the other boat guides, Henry the pole-vaulting fish, and how he learned the trade. Boat tours have been given at the springs on since the late 1800s. Many of the 1980s drivers were descendents of those early drivers, and provide some of the same folk tales. One tale/feature was Henry the Pole Vaulting Fish, a bass fish that jumped over a pole (actually scratching its gills). The springs was developed as a tourist attraction in the 1930s (and became a Florida state park in 1987.) Images of some of the drivers can be found in S 1577, v. 7.
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Glass bottom boat tour by George Bower at Wakulla Springs for the Big Bend Folklife Survey

Glass bottom boat tour by George Bower at Wakulla Springs for the Big Bend Folklife Survey

Date
1980-11-09
Description
One reel to reel. Features a glass-bottom boat tour spiel conducted by Bower. He discusses various animals, birds, and trees on the tour, history of the attraction, legends of the springs, Henry the pole vaulting fish, and other natural features. Boat tours have been given at the springs on since the late 1800s. Many of the 1980s drivers were descendents of those early drivers, and provide some of the same folk tales. One tale/feature was Henry the Pole Vaulting Fish, a bass fish that jumped over a pole (actually scratching its gills). The springs was developed as a tourist attraction in the 1930s (and became a Florida state park in 1987.) Images of some of the drivers can be found in S 1577, v. 7.
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Glass bottom boat tour by Wilbert Gavin at Wakulla Springs for the Big Bend Folklife Survey

Glass bottom boat tour by Wilbert Gavin at Wakulla Springs for the Big Bend Folklife Survey

Date
1980-11-08
Description
One reel to reel. Features a glass-bottom boat tour spiel conducted by Gavin. He discusses various animals, birds, and trees on the tour, history of the attraction, legends of the springs, Henry the pole vaulting fish, and other natural features. Boat tours have been given at the springs on since the late 1800s. Many of the 1980s drivers were descendents of those early drivers, and provide some of the same folk tales. One tale/feature was Henry the Pole Vaulting Fish, a bass fish that jumped over a pole (actually scratching its gills). The springs was developed as a tourist attraction in the 1930s (and became a Florida state park in 1987.) Images of some of the drivers can be found in S 1577, v. 7.
Collection
Interview with Wakulla Springs glass-bottom boat driver Luke Smith

Interview with Wakulla Springs glass-bottom boat driver Luke Smith

Date
1981
Description
Two reel to reels. Interview begins on T83-142. Luke Smith drove boats at Wakulla Springs (a tourist attraction located near Tallahassee) from the 1920s through the early 1980s. In the interview, he discusses creating boat tours, his family history, how he learned the tours and taught others, the history of the attraction, and Rainbow Springs boat driver Skipper Lockett.
Collection
Interviews and recordings of Homosassa Springs tour boat drivers

Interviews and recordings of Homosassa Springs tour boat drivers

Date
1981-07-30
Description
Two audio cassettes. C81-34 consists of a recording of Strube's boat tour. The second tape (C81-35) features Strube and ther drivers discussing their tours and the park. The tour guides discuss the park's natural foliage, plus the birds, a hippopotamus, crocodiles, and other animals that also make up the park.
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James A. Moretz glass-bottom boat tour demonstration for the Big Bend Folklife Survey

James A. Moretz glass-bottom boat tour demonstration for the Big Bend Folklife Survey

Date
1980-11-08
Description
One-reel to-reel recording. Features a glass bottom boat tour spiel conducted by Moretz. He discusses various animals, birds, and trees on the tour, history of the attraction, legends of the springs, and other natural features. Afterwards, he gives a brief interview in which he talks about working at Wakulla, the other boat guides, and how he learned the trade. Boat tours have been given at the springs on since the late 1800s. Many of the 1980s drivers were descendents of those early drivers, and provide some of the same folk tales. The springs was developed as a tourist attraction in the 1930s (and became a Florida state park in 1987).
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_t81-027Big Bend Folklife demonstrations at the 1981 Florida State FairSoundFestivals
Fairs
Demonstrations
Craft
Folklife
Boat drivers
Occupational folklore
African Americans
Public speaking
Polka music
Oral narratives
Polka
Performing arts
Music performance
Boat driver
Folklorists
Bands (Music)
Musical groups
Tour guides (Persons)
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a_s1576_11_c83-131David Faison glass-bottom boat tour demonstration for the Big Bend Folklife SurveySoundBoating
Excursion boats
Tour guides
Oral performance
Jokes
Occupational folklore
Springs (bodies of water)
Field recordings
Ecotourism
Storytelling
Interviews
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a_s1576_11_c83-129Don Utz glass bottom boat tour at Silver Springs for the Big Bend Folklife SurveySoundBoat operators
Excursion boats
Boating
Tour guides
Tourism workers
Jokes
Occupational folklore
Springs
Field recordings
Ecotourism
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a_s1576_11_c83-128Fred Jokler glass bottom boat tour at Silver Springs for the Big Bend Folklife SurveySoundBoat operators
Excursion boats
Boating
Tour guides
Tourism workers
Jokes
Occupational folklore
Springs
Field recordings
Ecotourism
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a_s1576_t81-002Glass bottom boat tour and interview with Donald "Frog" Edwards for the Big Bend Folklife SurveySoundField recordings
Boating
Ecotourism
Tourism workers
Tour guides
Boat operators
Interviews
Occupational folklore
Springs
Excursion boats
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a_s1576_t81-010Glass bottom boat tour by George Bower at Wakulla Springs for the Big Bend Folklife SurveySoundBoat driver
Orators
Field recordings
Boats and boating
Oral performance
Ecotourism
Tourism
Tours
Boat drivers
Springs
Attractions
Interviews
Waterways
Occupational folklore
Glass bottom boats
Tour guides (Persons)
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a_s1576_t81-004Glass bottom boat tour by Wilbert Gavin at Wakulla Springs for the Big Bend Folklife SurveySoundBoat operators
Field recordings
Boating
Ecotourism
Tourism workers
Springs
Interviews
Occupational folklore
Excursion boats
Tour guides
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a_s1576_t83-141Interview with Wakulla Springs glass-bottom boat driver Luke SmithSoundFieldwork
Glass bottom boats
Oral performance
Ecotourism
Tourism
Tours
Boat drivers
Boats and boating
Springs
Attractions
Interviews
African Americans
Oral histories
Life histories
Occupational folklore
Occupational training
Poetic language
Family history
Local history
Boat driver
Orators
Tour guides (Persons)
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a_s1576_05_c81-034Interviews and recordings of Homosassa Springs tour boat driversSoundFieldwork
Boat drivers
Boat driving
Boats and boating
Springs
Fishes
Fauna
Flora
Interviews
Tours
Tourism
Ecotourism
Boat driver
Tour guides (Persons)
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a_s1576_t81-001James A. Moretz glass-bottom boat tour demonstration for the Big Bend Folklife SurveySoundField recordings
Boat operators
Ecotourism
Excursion boats
Tour guides
Interviews
Springs (bodies of water)
Interviews
Occupational folklore
Oral performance
Storytelling
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