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Boat Driver George Bower river tour at Wakulla Springs

Boat Driver George Bower river tour at Wakulla Springs

Date
1980
Description
One proof sheet with thirty-six black and white images. Images of a boat at Wakulla Springs, a popular tourist attraction located just south of Tallahassee. These images document George Bowers, originally of Macon, Georgia, giving a river boat tour. This tour travelled a mile or so down the Wakulla River to showcase the natural fauna and flora of the springs. In 1986, the site became a state park. 1-3, 5-8, 10-12, 15-18, 21-23: Geroge Bower giving tour; 4, 13-14: Alligator on river; 9: Anhinga (snake bird/water turkey); 19: Tarzan tree; 20: River view: 24-31: Springs and the tour boats: 32-36: Equipment in boat. Date: Fall 1980.
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Boat drivers at Wakulla Springs

Boat drivers at Wakulla Springs

Date
1980-10
Description
Eighty-one color slides. Images of Wakulla Springs boat drivers. Glass bottom boat tour over the deep springs had been going on since the late 1800s. Many of these drivers are 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.) Drivers pictured: George Bower(640-657, 813-814); Jackson (765-781); Moretz (784-785); and Gavin (790-793). Henry the fish pictured in 759-763, 781. Also includes are images of the river, alligators, fish, cypress trees, and plant life.
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Boat tours at Wakulla Springs

Boat tours at Wakulla Springs

Date
1980-10
Description
Seventy-seven color slides. Images of boat tours at Wakulla Springs, a tourist attraction dating back to the 1930s. Many of the tours and features (such as the pole vaulting fish, a bass fish which rubs its gills on a wooden pole in the spring) date back to the 1800s. Images include the river, fauna and flora, the springs, the boat drivers and their boats, and the attraction's 1938 lodge. (Today the area is a state park.) Most of these images are duplicated in S 1577, v. 7, S81-741 - S81-820.
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Boatdriver George Bower giving a boat tour at Wakulla Springs

Boatdriver George Bower giving a boat tour at Wakulla Springs

Date
Description
One black and white print. George Bower, of Macon, Georgia, giving a boat tour at Wakulla Springs, a popular tourist attraction located a few miles south of Tallahassee. Opened in the 1930s, the site became a state park in 1986.
Collection
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.
Collection
Jungle cruise boat tour by George Bowers at Wakulla Springs for the Big Bend Folklife Survey

Jungle cruise boat tour by George Bowers at Wakulla Springs for the Big Bend Folklife Survey

Date
1980-11-09
Description
One reel to reel. Recording of a jungle cruise tour conducted by Bower. He discusses various animals, birds, and trees on the tour, history of the attraction, legends of the springs, 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. The springs was developed as a tourist attraction in the 1930s (and became a Florida state park in 1987.) Images of the drivers can be found in S 1577, v. 7.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Boat Driver George Bower river tour at Wakulla SpringsBoat Driver George Bower river tour at Wakulla SpringsStill ImageBoats
Tourism
Tourists
Springs
Waterways
Rivers
Flora
Fauna
Oral performance
Alligators
Anhinga
Birds
Landscape
Ecotourism
Wildlife watching industry
Storytellers
Storytelling
Workplace
Workers
Occupational groups
Boat driver
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Boat drivers at Wakulla SpringsBoat drivers at Wakulla SpringsStill ImageTourists
Tourism
Ecotourism
African Americans
Fishes
Boat drivers
Boat driving
Rivers
Waterways
Transportation
Oral performance
Nature
Fauna
Flora
Birds
Trees
Amusement parks
Wildlife watching industry
Occupational groups
Boat driver
Tour guides (Persons)
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Boat tours at Wakulla SpringsBoat tours at Wakulla SpringsStill ImageFieldwork
Boats
Boats and boating
Boat drivers
Boat driving
Glass bottom boats
Fishes
Rivers
Springs
Transportation
Docks
Waterways
Tour guides (Persons)
Ecotourism
Tourism
Tourists
Hotels
Alligators
Boat driver
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Boatdriver George Bower giving a boat tour at Wakulla SpringsBoatdriver George Bower giving a boat tour at Wakulla SpringsStill ImageTourism
Tourists
Ecotourism
Oral performance
Boats
Transportation
Parks
Rivers
Waterways
Storytellers
Storytelling
Boat driver
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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_t81-009Jungle cruise boat tour by George Bowers at Wakulla Springs for the Big Bend Folklife SurveySoundField recordings
Boats and boating
Oral performance
Ecotourism
Tourism
Tours
Boat drivers
Springs
Attractions
Interviews
Waterways
Occupational folklore
Boat driver
Orators
Tour guides (Persons)
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