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Collection ID is exactly "13" AND Geographic Term contains "Hamilton County "
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CSX Crew Installing Track and Gandy Dancers

CSX Crew Installing Track and Gandy Dancers

This video features railroad workers or “section hands” commonly referred to by the slang term “Gandy Dancers” demonstrating work songs used when laying rail track. Also features CSX workers at the Florida Folk Festival preparing the tracks used in the demonstration.
Under Florida Stars, ca. 1960

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.
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
CSX Crew Installing Track and Gandy DancersCSX Crew Installing Track and Gandy DancersWork songs
Railroad work
A capella singers
Folk festivals
African Americans
Under Florida Stars, ca. 1960Under Florida Stars, ca. 1960National parks and reserves--Florida--Everglades
Recreation areas--Florida
Outdoor recreation--Florida
Boats and boating--Florida
Camping trailers
Promotional films
Coast defenses--Florida
Blue crab