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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Tradition Bearer is exactly "Jackson, Tommy (Hawk), 1930-2001"
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Wakulla Springs glass bottom boat tours (and interview) by Tommy (Hawk) Jackson

Wakulla Springs glass bottom boat tours (and interview) by Tommy (Hawk) Jackson

Date
1980-11-09
Description
Two reel to reels. Recordings of two glass-bottom boat tour spiels conducted by Jackson. 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
Wakulla Springs tourist attraction

Wakulla Springs tourist attraction

Date
1980
Description
One proof sheet with thirty-six black and white images. Images of Wakulla Springs, a popular tourist attraction located just south of Tallahassee that offered boat tours and lodging. One of the features on the tours was Henry the Fish, a bass fish that would appear to jump over a pole when called. In 1986, the site became a state park. Hawk Jackson died in 2001. 1-11: Boat driver Hawk Jackson giving a glass boat tour; 12-15: Wakulla Springs Lodge; 16-23: Young boat driver (unidentified); 24-31: Henry the Pole-Vaulting Fish 32-36: Seminole corn baskets. Date: Fall 1980.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_t81-008Wakulla Springs glass bottom boat tours (and interview) by Tommy (Hawk) JacksonSoundBoat driver
Orators
Fieldwork
Boats and boating
Oral performance
Ecotourism
Tourism
Tours
Boat drivers
Transportation
Springs
Attractions
Interviews
Waterways
Fauna
Flora
Occupational folklore
Occupational training
Glass bottom boats
Tour guides (Persons)
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Wakulla Springs tourist attractionWakulla Springs tourist attractionStill ImageTourism
Boats
Springs
Transportation
Waterways
Tourists
Buildings
Architecture
Park lodging facilities
Hotels
Fishes
African Americans
Oral performance
Ecotourism
Glass bottom boats
Wildlife watching industry
Storytellers
Storytelling
Boat driver
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