People learning to grunt for worms at the 1989 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida.

People learning to grunt for worms at the 1989 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida.


Image Number

  • FA4829

Year

  • 1989

Date Note

  • Photographed on May 27, 1989.

Series Title

General Note

  • In the foreground is Audrey Terry with son Randy and seated in background is Lavada Adkins. Brenda Hill is teaching the seminar on worm grunting.
  • Worm grunting is a way to attract worms to the surface in order to gather them for fishing bait. Traditionally, earthworms (specifically the panhandle earthworm, Diplocardia mississippiensis) is said to be attracted by the gentle vibrations created by vocally grunting near the ground. Worm grunters generally sell their catch to fish bait shops. Thousands of dollars were earned in the National Forest from the 1930s through 1970s, until TV journalist Charles Kuralt did a story on the grunters, attracting the attention of the US Forest Service and IRS. Today the industry is regulated.

Rights

Photographer/Personal Author

Physical Description

  • 1 photonegative - b&w - 35 mm.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Personal Subject

Subject Corporate

Subject Meeting

Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: S1664B1FF16.

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Chicago Manual of Style

Nusz, Nancy, Collector. People learning to grunt for worms at the 1989 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida. 1989. Black & white photonegative, 35 mm. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/110707>, accessed 23 July 2019.

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Nusz, Nancy, Collector. People learning to grunt for worms at the 1989 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida. 1989. Black & white photonegative. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 23 Jul. 2019.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/110707>.

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(State Archives of Florida/Nusz)