7 items found
Collection ID is exactly "13" AND Creator is exactly "Florida Development Commission"
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Qualifying Races for the Daytona 500, 1964

Qualifying Races for the Daytona 500, 1964

Date
1964-02
Description
Sixty-nine drivers compete for 50 spots in the 1964 Daytona 500 at Daytona Beach. Some drivers spin out or crash, and one car catches fire. Ford driver Tiny Lund wins the race and is greeted by his wife and Miss Firebird.
Collection
Ski to the Fair

Ski to the Fair

Date
1964
Description
This film documents a group of skiers as they make a 17-day trip on water skis to the New York World's Fair. Along the way they promote St. Petersburg as a town for "young and old alike." The narrator, Communications Chief Jim Gray, describes the intention of the trip, the difficulties the skiers and boat drivers encounter and each place the skiers stop and speak with the press. The skiers go south through Venice and Fort Myers before cutting across the state via the Okeechobee Waterway. The group then travels up Florida's Atlantic coast, stopping in Jensen Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Jacksonville Beach and Fernandina. They continue along the coast stopping in other states before reaching the Statue of Liberty and New York City. This 1,600 mile trip by amateur skiers ends with a performance at the World's Fair Marina. Produced by FDC; sponsored by St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce.
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Skiing in Dixie

Skiing in Dixie

Date
1957
Description
This narrated film covers the 18th Annual Dixie Water Ski Tournament, held by the American Water Ski Association at Cypress Gardens. The courses involve trick riding, slalom and jumping. Skiers featured include: "Joker" Osborn; Ken White; Joe Cash; Mike Osborn; Buster McCalla; Paul Merrill; Jimmy Jackson; and Ron Marks. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
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State Senator Beth Johnson on Amendment 3, 1963

State Senator Beth Johnson on Amendment 3, 1963

Date
1963
Description
State Senator Beth Johnson urges voters to pass Amendment 3 to the Florida Constitution which designates land for recreation and water conservation purposes. She emphasizes the need for foresight on environmental issues, especially water conservation. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
Collection
Tomorrow's Treasures

Tomorrow's Treasures

Date
1967 (circa)
Description
This film begins with underwater scenes of a treasure chest and a sailboat moving through the water. This is followed with an introduction by Governor Claude Kirk, in which he describes the many advantages Florida has with regard to marine research and marine resources. The film goes on to list the many marine institutions and industries devoted to research and resources in Florida. Produced by the Florida Development Commission, and Advantage Inc., Ft. Lauderdale.
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Under Florida Stars

Under Florida Stars

Date
Description
This film highlights the various camping opportunities around Florida. It focuses on the comfortable amenities at State Park campgrounds, as well as the historical and naturally beautiful locations for camping in Florida. Sites shown include: Fort Pickens; Fort Clinch; Florida Caverns; Stephen Foster Memorial; the Suwannee River; Manatee Springs; Highlands Hammock; and Everglades National Park. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
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Under Florida Stars, ca. 1960

Under Florida Stars, ca. 1960

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
This film shows camping and recreation areas available in Florida during the 1960s. There are scenes of state parks, national forests and national parks, including Fort Clinch, Florida Caverns, Everglades National Park and Apalachicola National Forest. Families are shown enjoying park facilities and recreational activities during their camping trips. Two Boy Scouts canoe down the Suwannee River from the Stephen Foster Memorial to Manatee Springs State Park, and they see the paddle wheel replica “Suwannee Belle” and camp at Suwannee River State Park. At Highlands Hammock, a guide feeds marshmallows to an alligator to entertain a tour group. Finally, a young couple on their honeymoon visit Everglades National Park and boat to a campsite on an island in the Florida Keys. Produced by LeRoy Crooks; sponsored by the Florida Development Commission, American Thermos Products Company, Crosby Aeromarine Company and Johnson Motors.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Qualifying Races for the Daytona 500, 1964Qualifying Races for the Daytona 500, 1964Automobiles, Racing
Automobile racing
Racetracks (Automobile racing) -- Florida -- Volusia County -- Daytona Beach
Automobile racing -- Florida -- Volusia County -- Daytona Beach
Entertainment events
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Ski to the Fair Ski to the Fair Boating
Promotional films
Recreation
Water sports
Water skiing
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fvc912Skiing in DixieWhite, Ken
Cash, Joe
Osborn, Mike
McCalla, Buster
Jackson, Jimmy
Marks, Ron
Annual Dixie Water Ski Tournament
American Water Ski Association
Florida Development Commission
Water Skiing
Merrill, Paul
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State Senator Beth Johnson on Amendment 3, 1963State Senator Beth Johnson on Amendment 3, 1963Water conservation -- Florida
Outdoor recreation -- Florida
Environmentalism
Women legislators -- Florida
Legislative amendments
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fvc921Tomorrow's Treasures Marine biology--Research
Oceanography--Research
Oceanographic research stations--Florida
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fvc915Under Florida StarsFlorida Caverns
Stephen Foster Memorial
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Under Florida Stars, ca. 1960Under Florida Stars, ca. 1960National parks and reserves--Florida--Everglades
Recreation areas--Florida
Rivers--Florida
Outdoor recreation--Florida
Boats and boating--Florida
Fishing--Florida
Camping--Florida
Parks--Florida
Camping trailers
Promotional films
Coast defenses--Florida
Tourism
Crabbing
Blue crab
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