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Collection ID is exactly "13" AND Geographic Term contains "Fort Walton Beach "
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Florida: Moonport USA

Florida: Moonport USA

1963 (circa)
This film starts with a wonderful Mercury launch sequence. It shows a thriving aerospace industry in its prime. Viewers see an unsuccessful launch, lots of technology of the day (including transistor pocket radios) and 12 gallons of gas for $3.60. The film shows recreation, educational centers, and corporations and their space-related products. It describes the economic, cultural and population booms. Viewers see tactical missile launches and astronaut medical test equipment. The film predicts and shows a model of the Vehicle Assembly Building. It shows Miss Baker, the astro-monkey, Pensacola's School of Naval Aviation Medicine and Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach. It is a tribute to the space program. Produced by Leroy Crooks; sponsored by FDC.
The Miracle Strip

The Miracle Strip

1963 (circa)
This film about Fort Walton Beach begins with scenes of people frolicking on the beach and water skiing. The film also shows costumed "early Indians." Tourists just cannot seem to decide which fun activity to do. Viewers see "pirates" in a civic celebration. Kids have a treasure hunt on the beach. People fish everywhere, and the American Indians show up again in a historical perspective of hunting and trading. The film shows dining and dancing, motel accommodations and scenes at Eglin Air Force Base. Viewers see churches, residences and businesses. The film also shows the Gulfarium and a prehistoric temple mound. Produced by Spottswood Film Productions of Mobile; sponsored by Playground Chamber of Commerce.
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Florida: Moonport USAFlorida: Moonport USAAerospace industry
Space program
Space race
The Miracle Strip The Miracle Strip Attractions
Economic conditions
Native Americans
Promotional films
Water skiing
Water sports
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