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Silver Springs boat drivers Willie Marsh and William Crowell

Silver Springs boat drivers Willie Marsh and William Crowell

Date
1984-03-09
Description
Two audio cassettes. C84-8: Side A Interview/talk with Willie Marsh and William Crowell as part of the Library Folklife Program; they discuss their childhood at Silver Springs as well as their work as guides at Silver Springs; driving boats at Silver Springs; tipping problems; stories told on boat tours (Bridal Chamber, Mammoth Rock Ledge, Main Spring, Catfish Reception Hall, Ladies' Parlor; Devil's Kitchen, Geysers; Florida Snowstorm, Blue Grotto, Backbone of Prehistoric Remains, Christmas Tree Grove, Boat used by Ponce De Leon, Catfish Hotel); commercialization damaging vegetation at Springs; visitor damage to the ecosystem of Springs. Side B They discuss glass-bottom boats; visitors who rode the glass-bottom boats; stories told; tipping gimmicks; experiences with snakes, boat breakdown, alligators. C84-9: Continuation of interview -- they discuss a row boat in the river; drowning of visitors on an excursion; traveling to New York to be on "What's My Line?"; seniority on the job; Tarzan; family members that worked at Silver Springs; music they learned from their parents; age and retirement; big boats on the river; drinking story and hunting story; different owners of Silver Springs; trip to Daytona Beach by horse and wagon.
Collection
Glass bottom boat drivers Willie Marsh and William Crowel

Glass bottom boat drivers Willie Marsh and William Crowel

Date
1984-03-09
Description
Two audio cassettes. Images of two former Silver Springs boat drivers being interviewed by folklorist Nancy Nusz at the Marion County Public Library. Both in their 80s at the time, Marsh and Crowel had driven glass bottom boats at the theme park since its opening in the 1920s. Sound recordings of the interviews can be found in S 1576, box 12, C84-8 and C84-9.
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a_s1576_12_c84-008Silver Springs boat drivers Willie Marsh and William CrowellSoundAfrican Americans
Life histories
Interviews
Oral histories
Occupational groups
Occupational folklore
Glass bottom boats
Boat drivers
Boat driving
Libraries
Springs
Tourists
Tourism
Boat driver
Tour guides (Persons)
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Glass bottom boat drivers Willie Marsh and William CrowelGlass bottom boat drivers Willie Marsh and William CrowelStill ImageOccupational folklore
Occupational groups
Libraries
African Americans
Oral communication
Oral narratives
Oral histories
Life histories
Boat drivers
Nature
Springs
Boats and boating
Glass bottom boats
Boat driver
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