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Collection ID is exactly "13" AND Subject - Person is exactly "Ball, Edward, 1888-1981"
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Primeval Paradise

Primeval Paradise

Date
1951
Description
Ed Ball, owner of Wakulla Springs, produced this film. It starts with a trio of conquistadors bathing in the spring and then shows animals (aquatic birds, freshwater fish, snapping turtles and alligators) above and below the surface of the river. It has good underwater photography.
Collection
This Good Land We Love! The Story of Wildlife Conservation and the Edward Ball Wildlife Foundation

This Good Land We Love! The Story of Wildlife Conservation and the Edward Ball Wildlife Foundation

Date
1972 (circa)
Description
Edward Ball was the longtime associate and brother-in-law of financier Alfred I. Dupont. He became trustee and manager of the Dupont Estates as well as leader of the St. Joe Paper Corporation in North Florida. This narrated film includes color footage and descriptions of four Florida wildlife sanctuaries created by the Edward Ball Wildlife Foundation.

The film begins with a reading of Joyce Kilmer's poem "Trees" over scenes of wildlife, including geese and other birds, followed by shots of Edward Ball strolling through a wooded area. The narrator describes Ball's belief in the importance of preserving endangered animal and plant species as well as his admiration for Teddy Roosevelt and forester, politician and conservationist Gifford Pinchot.

The film continues with visits to each wildlife sanctuary, including the University of West Florida near Pensacola, Wakulla Springs near St. Marks, the Box R Ranch near Apalachicola and Southwood Farms near Tallahassee. Students and school groups enjoy nature at UWF, where a tour for the visually impaired takes place. The Wakulla Springs segment includes exterior shots of the Wakulla Springs Lodge and wildlife boat tours. Wild geese and deer figure prominently throughout the film, which also includes scenes of limpkins, egrets, ducks, raccoons and alligators foraging for food. An alligator catches and eats a duck.

Most scenes are backed by lush music while the narrator describes the feeding habits of animals and the work of foundation employees. Throughout the film, the narrator reiterates Edward Ball's belief that pristine lands, wildlife species and the "natural wonders of the world" must be preserved for the understanding and enjoyment of future generations. The film concludes with quotes about man's place in nature and a quote from the book of Revelations: "Hurt not the Earth." This film was produced by John Appleyard Agency Inc.
Collection
WAKULLA SPRINGS #2

WAKULLA SPRINGS #2

Date
1970 (circa)
Description
The manager of Wakulla Springs talks about Ed Ball and Wakulla Springs. He also gives a short history of the springs. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Primeval ParadisePrimeval ParadiseAttractions
American alligators
Birds
Conquistadors
Promotional films
Tourism
Underwater photography
Wildlife
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WAKULLA SPRINGS #2 WAKULLA SPRINGS #2 Attractions
Boats
Florida-History-20th century
Glass-bottom boats
Promotional films
Tourism
Wildlife
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