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State Archives of Florida
"Backward Swan" Water Ski Trick Riding - Florida Cypress Gardens.
Performances (Entertainment events)
Service industries--Florida--Winter Haven
Amusement parks--Florida--Winter Haven
Skis and skiing
Women entertainers--Florida--Winter Haven
Accompanying note: "Here is the famous backward swan as demonstrated by the originator of this trick, Willa Worthington McGuire, who holds the Women's World Championship. This stunt is performed daily in the four water ski shows at Florida Cypress Gardens."
Founded in 1936 by Dick and Julie Pope, Cypress Gardens was the state's first theme park. Proclaimed the Water Ski Capitol of the World, Cypress Gardens became the birthplace of performance water skiing in 1941.
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Subject - Corporate
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"Backward Swan" Water Ski Trick Riding - Florida Cypress Gardens. 1952. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/333177>, accessed 29 June 2022.
"Backward Swan" Water Ski Trick Riding - Florida Cypress Gardens. 1952. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/333177>