Florida Yesterday: Music (master version) & Sawmill (raw footage)

Date: 1977

Source: S1615 , FV-27

Type: Moving Image

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  • One video cassette. (3/4" tape; 84 minutes). Music: 3-15-1977. Consists of several music performances, with stories by Frog. He also discusses the history of several musical instruments with son George Smith. For more footage of this episode, see V86-55, FV-26 & FV-25. Filmed in J.V. Parker's horse barn. Sawmill: Raw footage of Frog talking with sawmill worker Joe Hendry, at Jerome Lumber Company. They discuss sawmilling in Florida in the early 1900s, including pine and cypress timber, logging, accidents and dangers of sawmills, child labor, and tools involved. Discuss working in Wassau, Kenansville, Okeechobee, Hopkins, Lake City, Levy County, and along the Suwannee River. For more footage, see FV-26, V86-29, and V86-25.

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