Video has not been digitized and is not available for online viewing.
14:30; color; sound; V-37 CA151; S. 828
This film shows camping in Florida in the 1960s. It shows beaches, Fort Clinch on the St. Mary's River and facilities common to Florida State Parks. Viewers see the Florida Caverns near Marianna. Then, father and son campers leave a tearful little sister behind as they go fishing. Some hunters are seen camping and posing with a dead deer as they joke with a Wildlife Officer. Two Boy Scouts canoe down the Suwannee and we see the paddle wheel replica Suwannee Belle. At one park, a guide feeds marshmallows to a gator to entertain a tour group. Finally, a young couple on their honeymoon camp on an island in the Keys. The film also shows Everglades National Park, Stephen Foster Memorial and Manatee Springs. There is great acoustic guitar music throughout. Produced by Leroy Crooks; sponsored by FDC, Thermos Products, Crosby Aeromarine and Johnson Motors.
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