Folklife People: Tom Gaskins

274000
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Type
interactive resource

Alligator wrestling at Gatorland

237168
Date
1994-02-22
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two proof sheets and 24 black and white images (plus negatives). Images taken at the Gatorland tourist attraction.
Type
Still Image

Recordings of Rainbow Springs glass-bottom boat tours

238745
Date
1950
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. Recordings of glass-bottom boat drivers, compiled from previous field recordings.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-140

Homosassa Springs tourist attraction

234385
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One proof sheet with twenty black and white images. Images of Homosassa Springs tourist attraction located near the Gulf Coast. These images document a typical river boat tour at the park as well as the park attractions, such as the Fishbowl -- an underwater fish viewing facility. In the mid-1980s, ...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P82-344

Wakulla Springs jungle cruise boat tour by George Bowers

238879
Date
1980-11-09
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. Recording of a jungle cruise tour conducted by Bower. He discusses various animals, birds, and trees on the tour, history of the attraction, legends of the springs, and other natural features. Boat tours have been given at the springs on since the late 1800s. Many of the 1980s driv...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-9

Interview with Wakulla Springs boat driver Wilbert Gavin

238873
Date
1980-11-08
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. Gavin discusses snakes, tourists, joking on the tours, Northerners vs. native Floridians, tall tales, rhymes, selling used cars, and white boatmen versus African American boatmen. Boat tours have been given at the springs since the late 1800s. Many of the 1980s drivers were descend...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-3

Boat tours at Silver Springs

235408
Date
1980-10
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Sixty-five color slides. Images are of Silver Springs boat tours and boat drivers. The springs are one of the oldest roadside attractions in Florida. Developed formally in the 1920s, boat tours have been given since the mid-1800s by local residents. Images include the boat drivers: David Faison (821...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S81-821 - S81-885

Interview with Wakulla Springs glass-bottom boat driver Luke Smith

238746
Date
1981
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two reel to reels. Interview begins on T83-142. Luke Smith drove boats at Wakulla Springs (a tourist attraction located near Tallahassee) from the 1920s through the early 1980s. In the interview, he discusses creating boat tours, his family history, how he learned the tours and taught others, the hi...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-141
Item ID
T83-142

Wakulla Springs jungle cruise boat tours by Wilbert Gavin

238876
Date
1980-11-08
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two reel to reels. Recordings of two jungle cruise tours conducted by Gavin. He discusses various animals, birds, and trees on the tour, history of the attraction, legends of the springs, and other natural features. Boat tours have been given at the springs on since the late 1800s. Many of the 1980...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-7
Item ID
T81-12

Wakulla Springs glass bottom boat tours (and interview) by Tommy (Hawk) Jackson

238878
Date
1980-11-09
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two reel to reels. Recordings of two glass-bottom boat tour spiels conducted by Jackson. He discusses various animals, birds, and trees on the tour, history of the attraction, legends of the springs, Henry the pole vaulting fish, and other natural features. Boat tours have been given at the springs...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-8
Item ID
T81-11

Wakulla Springs glass bottom boat tour (and interview) by James A. Moretz

238871
Date
1980-11-08
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. Features a glass bottom boat tour spiel conducted by Moretz. He discusses various animals, birds, and trees on the tour, history of the attraction, legends of the springs, and other natural features. Afterwards, he gives a brief interview in which he talks about working at Wakulla,...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-1

Wakulla Springs glass-bottom boat tour (and interview) by Donald (Frog) Edwards

238872
Date
1980-11-08
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. Features a glass-bottom boat tour spiel conducted by Edwards. He discusses various animals, birds, and trees on the tour, history of the attraction, legends of the springs, Henry the pole vaulting fish, and other natural features. Afterwards, he gives a brief interview in which he ...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-2

Wakulla Springs glass bottom boat tour by Wilbert Gavin

238874
Date
1980-11-08
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. Features a glass-bottom boat tour spiel conducted by Gavin. He discusses various animals, birds, and trees on the tour, history of the attraction, legends of the springs, Henry the pole vaulting fish, and other natural features. Boat tours have been given at the springs on since t...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-4

Wakulla Springs jungle cruise boat tour by James A. Moretz

238875
Date
1980-11-08
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. This was the second boat tour by Moretz recorded by the FFP -- the first can be found on T81-1. Features a jungle cruise tour spiel conducted by Moretz. He discusses various animals, birds, and trees on the tour, history of the attraction, legends of the springs, and other natural...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-5

Wakulla Springs jungle cruise boat tour by Donald (Frog) Edwards

238877
Date
1980-11-08
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. Features a jungle cruise tour spiel conducted by Edwards. He discusses various animals, birds, and trees on the tour, history of the attraction, legends of the springs, and other natural features. Boat tours have been given at the springs on since the late 1800s. Many of the 1980s...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-6

Wakulla Springs glass bottom boat tour by George Bower

238880
Date
1980-11-09
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. Features a glass-bottom boat tour spiel conducted by Bower. He discusses various animals, birds, and trees on the tour, history of the attraction, legends of the springs, Henry the pole vaulting fish, and other natural features. Boat tours have been given at the springs on since t...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-10

White Springs springhouse in 1900

234429
Date
1900
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two black and white prints. These images date back to when White Springs was used as a tourist attraction and a health resort.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P82-404 - P82-405

Worm grunting at the Apalachicola National Forest

236048
Date
1989-01
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Thirty-one color slides. Worm grunting is a way to attract worms to the surface in order to gather them for fishing bait. Traditionally, earthworms (specificaly the panhandle earthworm, Diplocardia mississippiensis) is said to be attracted by the gentle vibrations created by vocally grunting near t...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S92-817 - S92-847

Boat tours at Homosassa Springs

235409
Date
1980-10
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Forty-two color slides. Images of Homosassa Springs boat tours and drivers. Homosassa Springs has been a tourist attraction since the 1920s. The incarnation of the attraction seen in these images dates from the 1960s. (The area is now a Florida state park.) Images are of the boat drivers ( Richard S...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S81-886 - S81-927

Boat tours at Wakulla Springs

235468
Date
1980-10
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Seventy-seven color slides. Images of boat tours at Wakulla Springs, a tourist attraction dating back to the 1930s. Many of the tours and features (such as the pole vaulting fish, a bass fish which rubs its gills on a wooden pole in the spring) date back to the 1800s. Images include the river, fauna...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S82-1556 - S82-1632

Boatdriver George Bower giving a boat tour at Wakulla Springs

234400
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One black and white print. George Bower, of Macon, Georgia, giving a boat tour at Wakulla Springs, a popular tourist attraction located a few miles south of Tallahassee. Opened in the 1930s, the site became a state park in 1986.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P82-359

Sunday performances at the 1999 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 8)

240201
Date
1999-05-30
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape. David Rodriguez demonstrates fly tying and explains the different colors that attract fish as well as different types of feathers and animal hair involved in fly tying.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C99-94

Wakulla Springs boat tours

234366
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One proof sheet with thirty-six black and white images. Images of Wakulla Springs, a popular tourist attraction located just south of Tallahassee that offered boat tours and lodging. One of the features on the tours was Henry the Fish, a bass fish that would appear to jump over a pole when called. I...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P82-342

Boat driver Richard Strube giving tours at Homosassa Springs

234384
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One proof sheet with thirty-six black and white images. Images of a boat tour at Homosassa Springs, a popular tourist attraction on the Gulf Coast. These images document a typical river boat tour at the park. In the mid-1980s, the site became a state park. Date: Fall 1980.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P82-343

Boat driver Joe Klotz giving a jungle cruise tour at Silver Springs

234386
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One proof sheet with thirty-six black and white images. Images of a Jungle Cruise boat tour at Silver Springs, a popular tourist attraction in Central Florida. These images document a typical river boat tour at the park. Date: Fall 1980.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P82-345

Boat driver Captain Spil giving a glass bottom boat tour at Silver Springs

234387
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One proof sheet with thirty-six black and white images. Images of a glass bottom boat tour at Silver Springs, a popular tourist attraction in Central Florida. These images document a typical river boat tour at the park. Date: Fall 1980.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P82-346

Boat driver Captain Fred Jokler giving a glass bottom boat tour at Silver Springs

234388
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One proof sheet with thirty-six black and white images. Images of a glass bottom boat tour at Silver Springs, a popular tourist attraction in Central Florida. These images document a typical river boat tour at the park. Date: Fall 1980.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P82-347

Boat driver Joe Klotz giving a jungle cruise tour at Silver Springs

234389
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One proof sheet with thirty-six black and white images. Images of a Jungle Cruise boat tour at Silver Springs, a popular tourist attraction in Central Florida. These images document a typical river boat tour at the park. Date: Fall 1980.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P82-348

Boat driver David Faison giving a jungle cruise tour at Silver Springs

234390
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One proof sheet with thirty-six black and white images. Images of a glass bottom boat tour at Silver Springs, a popular tourist attraction in Central Florida. These images document a typical river boat tour at the park. Date: Fall 1980.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P82-349

Wakulla Springs tourist attraction

234382
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One proof sheet with thirty-six black and white images. Images of Wakulla Springs, a popular tourist attraction located just south of Tallahassee that offered boat tours and lodging. One of the features on the tours was Henry the Fish, a bass fish that would appear to jump over a pole when called. I...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P82-340

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