Rainbow boat captain Manning (Skipper) Lockett performing his boat tour at the 1959 Florida Folk Festival

Date: May 1959

Source: S1576 , Container 4 , C81-10

Type: Sound

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  • One audio cassette. Recording of Skipper Lockett performing his popular Rainbow Springs boat tour on the main stage of the Florida Folk Festival. Lockett was a long-time boat driver at the springs (today a Florida State Park), and gave his rhyming tour -- during which he explains the springs and names all of its fishes -- at several festivals in the 1950s and 1960s. The original recording from which this cassette was made is T77-83: Recording of the Saturday Morning Program at the 1959 Florida Folk Festival.

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