Everglades National Park (Fla.) -- Environmental conditions
Flood control -- Florida
- 1970 (circa)
- Describes the alligator as a keystone species. Introduces the symbol of the Flood Control District, a cartoon alligator called Freddy. Brings in the job of the Flood Control District. Says that alligators help the Flood Control District by digging holes that become storage ponds. A natural history film showing most of the Everglades residents while promoting the Flood Control District.
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Stephen Foster State Folk Culture Center (White Springs, Fla.)
Gasparilla Festival (Tampa, Fla.)
John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Humble Oil and Refining Company
- This film offers a narrated tour of Florida, highlighting the North, Central and Southern regions. It features shots of: St. Augustine; Tallahassee; Jacksonville; Daytona Beach; Tampa; St. Petersburg; Palm Beach; Ft. Lauderdale; Miami Beach and Key West. The attractions mentioned include: Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center; Silver Springs; Rainbow Springs; Miami Seaquarium; Marineland; the Citrus Tower; Bok Tower; Cypress Gardens; Gasparilla Festival; Skyway Bridge; Ringling Art Museum; Everglades National Park and the Overseas Highway. The film also features Seminole Indian culture, Florida agriculture and the citrus industry. Produced by John Bramby for Humble Oil and Refining Company.
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Florida Development Commission
U.S. Dept. of Commerce
Florida Deptartment of Natural Resources
National Marine Fisheries
- This film shows the many types of commercially harvested seafood in Florida. Scenes include: commercial fishermen; oystermen; crabbing; shrimping; and seine net fishing for mullet. Additional scenes include a folk singing couple at the 6th Annual Apalachicola Seafood Festival. Produced by: Barton Films; U.S. Dept. of Commerce; NOAA; Florida Department of Natural Resources; and National Marine Fisheries.
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Million Acre Playground
- 1960 (circa)
- This film depicts the work of the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District in maintaining the Everglades. There are lots of wildlife and recreational scenes. It includes airboats, deer hunting with hounds, duck hunting, frog gigging, fishing, camping and the Okeechobee Waterway Cross State Boat Cruise. Pedal steel guitars provide the film's background music.
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Boats and boating--Florida
Under Florida Stars, ca. 1960
- 1960 (circa)
- 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.