4 items found
Collection ID is exactly "13" AND Geographic Term contains "Lake Okeechobee "
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Everglades Harvest

Everglades Harvest

Date
1983
Description
This film gives a detailed overview of south Florida's sugarcane industry as a celebration of the "good country life" of the farmer. It was shot entirely in the Lake Okeechobee area. The film details sugarcane production in all of its phases: from planting, field burning, harvesting and milling, to loading the refined sugar into barges for shipment. It also covers the Spanish introduction of the cane plant into Florida in the 1500s, South Florida's early sugarcane industry, and the great hurricane of 1928. Several state and federal experts make short testimonials on sugarcane and associated industries. Produced by Cinema East Miami and the Florida Sugar Cane League.
Collection
Million Acre Playground

Million Acre Playground

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
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.
Collection
OKEE-SIMMEE FISH CAMP

OKEE-SIMMEE FISH CAMP

Date
1950 (circa)
Description
This film has scenes of a fish camp called Okee-Simmee, located on Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River. Viewers see many small outboard boats, two sea planes, Boy Scouts, skeet shooting and aerials of the Everglades.
Collection
SEMINOLE INDIANS

SEMINOLE INDIANS

Date
1957 (circa)
Description
This was filmed at the dedication ceremony for a Seminole Indian recreation center at Brighton Reservation. Howard Tiger is interviewed regarding the Seminole Cattle Raising program while American Indian children play a high-jump game in the background. A Native American dressed in traditional Seminole attire addresses attendees of the dedication ceremony. The Seminole Tribe Board of Directors are introduced. Billie Osceola, Bill Osceola, Tobey John, Jimmy Cypress, Mike Osceola, Frank Billie and President Howard Tiger are present. Seminole expert Albert Devane of Lake Placid comments on the history of the Seminoles and the Seminole Wars. Jimmy Cypress is shown raising the American flag at the recreation center dedication while several Seminole children hold their hands over their hearts and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. There is additional dedication ceremony footage, some of which is silent. The segment ends with Howard Tiger making additional remarks about the Seminole Cattle Program.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Everglades HarvestEverglades HarvestAgriculture
Sugar industry
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Million Acre PlaygroundMillion Acre PlaygroundAir boats
Boating
Fishing
Flood control--Florida
Hunting
Plants
Promotional films
Recreation
Wildlife
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OKEE-SIMMEE FISH CAMP OKEE-SIMMEE FISH CAMP Boating
Camping
Fishing
Promotional films
Tourism
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SEMINOLE INDIANS SEMINOLE INDIANS Cattle industry
Ceremonies
Recreation
Seminole Indians
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