|Apalachicola River / Water Marks||Apalachicola River / Water Marks||Description and travel|
Apalachicola River / Water Marks
- 1970 (circa)
- This film has beautiful footage of the river and the surrounding land. It shows a clean, undeveloped river. The film introduces Aunt Bell, the beekeeper who lives on the water's edge. There is excellent footage of the honey industry, fishing, and river wildlife. There are views of Apalachicola and the great seafood industry. Viewers see a black family pig farming and fishing upriver. The film addresses the issue of damming the river. Produced by WFSU-TV.
|Garden of Eden||Garden of Eden||Authors|
Garden of Eden
- WFSU-TV reporter Diane Hoffman interviews E.E. Calaway, author of "In the Beginning," who claims that Florida's Torreya State Park is the biblical Garden of Eden. Mr. Callaway recites passages from the Bible that describe the mystical garden and compares them to features along the Apalachicola River. He attests that two features of the landscape prove his claim. The first is that the Apalachicola River is the only river in the world with four heads. The second is the presence of the gopherwood tree, which Noah used to build the ark. According to Callaway, the Bible claims that both elements were unique to the legendary garden and they are unique to Torreya State Park. Produced by WFSU-TV.
- 1970 (circa)
A retired riverboat pilot sits on his front porch and talks about the old riverboat days, including his experience on the City Eufaula, the Callahan and the Chipola. He describes the different parts of a riverboat using a large replica of the City Eufuala. He also mentions the Mary, a boat that he operated with his father and brothers on the Apalachicola River. Produced by WFSU-TV.
|TODAY SHOW: TWO FLORIDA STORIES ||TODAY SHOW: TWO FLORIDA STORIES ||Attractions|
TODAY SHOW: TWO FLORIDA STORIES
- 1957 (circa)
- The first story shows life in Florida in the 1950s. Residences, industries, attractions and pastimes are seen. The film is produced as a "Today Show" "feature." Viewers see the Apalachicola River and Woodruff Dam, the Everglades, Seminoles, Jacksonville scenes and Miami scenes. The second story follows a roving reporter around the state. Viewers see the Welcome Station, St. Augustine, Marineland, driving on Daytona Beach, Silver Springs, Cypress Gardens, Sunshine Skyway (one span), Sebring races, recreation and the Keys. Produced by NBC Television, sponsored by FDC.