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Collection ID is exactly "13" AND Geographic Term contains "Wakulla Springs "
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Rey and Jerry Wood Canoe Down the Wakulla River, ca. 1940

Rey and Jerry Wood Canoe Down the Wakulla River, ca. 1940

Date
1940 (circa)
Description
Rey and Jerry Wood canoe down the Wakulla River to Wakulla Springs. At the spring, they watch two people dive from the diving platform. One of the divers, Newt Perry, invites Jerry to swim in the spring. The Woods then continue their trip down the Wakulla River through the cypress trees and back to the Gulf of Mexico.
Collection
Wakulla Springs Promotional Comedy

Wakulla Springs Promotional Comedy

Date
1940 (circa)
Description
This film appears to show the making of a short promotional comedy for Wakulla Springs. The film begins with shots of a motion picture cameraman along with two young men in bathing suits on one of the Wakulla Springs swimming platforms with swimmers on the beach behind them. The cameraman switches lenses and begins filming a comical fisherman in a small row boat. The fisherman reels in a fish and takes a drink from a beer or whiskey bottle. The cameraman appears onscreen again before the film cuts back to the fisherman, who is frustrated after reeling in a banana. The film cuts to a group of young men and women having an underwater picnic, complete with picnic basket, blanket, umbrella and campfire. One young man chops firewood. The film cuts to the fisherman, who turns in his boat to see smoke coming from the top of the water. Frightened, the fisherman quickly rows away. The film ends with title cards that read “Good-bye – see you in Florida” and “When in Florida don’t forget to go to Wakulla Springs and see ‘HENRY’ the famous pole vaulting fish.”
Collection
Wakulla Springs High Diving

Wakulla Springs High Diving

Date
1945
Description
This film includes excellent color footage of expert high divers diving from the tower platform at Wakulla Springs. Men and women dive off springboards mounted to the tower, performing a variety of diving techniques, including forward, reverse and twisting somersaults. The divers then move to the highest platform to perform various dives, including handstand dives. A small crowd of swimsuit-clad onlookers watches from different levels of the tower. There are shots of a floating platform and views of the wooded areas beyond the springs. A woman sitting on a smaller floating platform waves at the camera.
Collection
Wakulla Springs Military Training and Underwater Explosions

Wakulla Springs Military Training and Underwater Explosions

Date
1942 (circa)
Description
This film includes shots of underwater explosions in the Wakulla River and Springs. Armed troops patrol through the woods. In the water, promoter and expert swimmer Newt Perry holds up large roots and stumps apparently dislodged by the explosions. The film shows a young man using a small movie camera. A GMC DUKW amphibious vehicle, or "Duck,” with troops on board moves through the springs, emerges on land and goes back into the water. A Wakulla Springs tour boat is in the distance. The film includes underwater footage of the Duck.
Collection
Wakulla River and Wakulla Springs Scuba Diving

Wakulla River and Wakulla Springs Scuba Diving

Date
1973
Description
This film shows two men motoring down the Wakulla River, towing a camera person in a smaller boat. Footage shows wildlife along the river, including anhingas, limpkins, egrets, alligators and turtles. A giant hornet nest hangs high up in a tree. Underwater footage in the shallow areas of the river includes a shot of a turtle as it dives into the water to make its escape.

The men in the boats make their way down to a fence that Ed Ball erected to block access up river to Wakulla Springs. A man near County Road 365, next to a bridge and boat ramp, points out trash and debris left behind in the area. Next, the film moves to scuba diving scenes at the cavern entrance to the springs. Divers with lights descend and enter the cavern. Once inside, they measure a mastodon bone. The footage shows them swimming near underwater pipes. An overhead shot shows a glass bottom boat filled with tourists snapping pictures of the divers. Various fish, including largemouth bass, Florida gar, mullet and American eel, swim through the water.
Collection
Wakulla Springs Scuba Diving

Wakulla Springs Scuba Diving

Date
1977
Description
This film includes beautiful color footage of divers descending into the Wakulla Springs cavern. Divers swim through deep, dark areas of the caves with their diving lights. Glass bottom boat tours pass overhead. Divers swim through eel grass and a hollowed out log on the bottom of the spring. Various fish species, including largemouth bass, Florida gar, mullet, bluegill, American shad and brown bullhead, swim through the water. Two divers examine what appears to be a large mammoth bone, and another diver shoots pictures using an underwater camera.
Collection
This Good Land We Love! The Story of Wildlife Conservation and the Edward Ball Wildlife Foundation

This Good Land We Love! The Story of Wildlife Conservation and the Edward Ball Wildlife Foundation

Date
1972 (circa)
Description
Edward Ball was the longtime associate and brother-in-law of financier Alfred I. Dupont. He became trustee and manager of the Dupont Estates as well as leader of the St. Joe Paper Corporation in North Florida. This narrated film includes color footage and descriptions of four Florida wildlife sanctuaries created by the Edward Ball Wildlife Foundation.

The film begins with a reading of Joyce Kilmer's poem "Trees" over scenes of wildlife, including geese and other birds, followed by shots of Edward Ball strolling through a wooded area. The narrator describes Ball's belief in the importance of preserving endangered animal and plant species as well as his admiration for Teddy Roosevelt and forester, politician and conservationist Gifford Pinchot.

The film continues with visits to each wildlife sanctuary, including the University of West Florida near Pensacola, Wakulla Springs near St. Marks, the Box R Ranch near Apalachicola and Southwood Farms near Tallahassee. Students and school groups enjoy nature at UWF, where a tour for the visually impaired takes place. The Wakulla Springs segment includes exterior shots of the Wakulla Springs Lodge and wildlife boat tours. Wild geese and deer figure prominently throughout the film, which also includes scenes of limpkins, egrets, ducks, raccoons and alligators foraging for food. An alligator catches and eats a duck.

Most scenes are backed by lush music while the narrator describes the feeding habits of animals and the work of foundation employees. Throughout the film, the narrator reiterates Edward Ball's belief that pristine lands, wildlife species and the "natural wonders of the world" must be preserved for the understanding and enjoyment of future generations. The film concludes with quotes about man's place in nature and a quote from the book of Revelations: "Hurt not the Earth." This film was produced by John Appleyard Agency Inc.
Collection
ELECTRIC CAR/ MG CAR SHOW

ELECTRIC CAR/ MG CAR SHOW

Date
1975-10-29
Description
This film shows footage of an electric car in operation. The owner describes how the vehicle works and contests that electric cars are better for the environment and more energy-efficient than vehicles that operate on internal combustion engines. The film has additional footage of an MG automobile show at Wakulla Springs State Park. Several drivers participate in a blindfolded driving competition. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Collection
Florida: First and Last Frontier

Florida: First and Last Frontier

Date
1976
Description
This film presents a visual history of Florida, using costumed actors to recreate scenes with conquistadors, soldiers, smiths, a weaver and Mark Twain. It also uses LeMoyne drawings and archival photos. One scene is filmed in Wakulla Springs Lodge. Other scenes show a launch at Cape Canaveral followed by a "sun and fun" sequence. The film ends with scenes of family camping and boating as credits roll. Produced by Peter Barton Productions; sponsored by Bicentennial Commission of Florida.
Collection
Primeval Paradise

Primeval Paradise

Date
1951
Description
Ed Ball, owner of Wakulla Springs, produced this film. It starts with a trio of conquistadors bathing in the spring and then shows animals (aquatic birds, freshwater fish, snapping turtles and alligators) above and below the surface of the river. It has good underwater photography.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
ba436Rey and Jerry Wood Canoe Down the Wakulla River, ca. 1940moving imagesSprings -- Florida -- Wakulla County -- Wakulla Springs
Canoes and canoeing
Recreation areas -- Florida -- Wakulla County -- Wakulla Springs
Diving
Swimming
Outdoor recreation -- Florida -- Wakulla County -- Wakulla Springs
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ba436aWakulla Springs Promotional ComedyWakulla Springs
Promotional Materials
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ba437Wakulla Springs High DivingDiving
Wakulla Springs
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ba437Wakulla Springs Military Training and Underwater ExplosionsGMC Duck (Military truck)
Motor vehicles, Amphibious
Soldiers
Armed Forces--Training of
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da148Wakulla River and Wakulla Springs Scuba DivingDivers--Florida--Wakulla Springs

Scuba diving--Florida--Wakulla Springs
Underwater cinematography
Flora and fauna
Wildlife
Underwater archaeology
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da148Wakulla Springs Scuba DivingDivers--Florida--Wakulla Springs
Scuba diving--Florida--Wakulla Springs
Underwater cinematography
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ea051This Good Land We Love! The Story of Wildlife Conservation and the Edward Ball Wildlife Foundationmoving image/fpc/memory/omeka_images/video/thumbnails90px/EA051.jpg
ELECTRIC CAR/ MG CAR SHOW ELECTRIC CAR/ MG CAR SHOW Automobiles
Electric cars
Promotional films
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Florida: First and Last FrontierFlorida: First and Last FrontierDescription and Travel
Economic conditions
Florida -- History -- 1565-1763
Florida -- History -- 18th century
Florida -- History -- 19th century
Florida -- History -- 20th century
Promotional films
Recreation
Tourism
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Primeval ParadisePrimeval ParadiseAttractions
American alligators
Birds
Conquistadors
Promotional films
Tourism
Underwater photography
Wildlife
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