Glass bottom boat drivers Willie Marsh and William Crowel

234768
Date
1984-03-09
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. Images of two former Silver Springs boat drivers being interviewed by folklorist Nancy Nusz at the Marion County Public Library. Both in their 80s at the time, Marsh and Crowel had driven glass bottom boats at the theme park since its opening in the 1920s. Sound recordings of t...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S85-662 - S85-665

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

Big Bend Folklife demonstrations at the 1981 Florida State Fair

238917
Date
1981-02-13
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Seven reel to reels. Recordings of the folklife demonstration booths at the Florida State Fair. Informants at the Big Bend Folklife Area include Wakulla Springs boat drivers (Jackson/Gavin) and the Polka Sweethearts.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-27
Item ID
T81-28
Item ID
T81-29
Item ID
T81-30
Item ID
T81-31
Item ID
T81-32
Item ID
T81-33

Interviews and recordings of Homosassa Springs tour boat drivers

238064
Date
1981-07-30
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. C81-34 consists of a recording of Strube's boat tour. The second tape (C81-35) features Strube and ther drivers discussing their tours and the park. The tour guides discuss the park's natural foliage, plus the birds, a hippopotamus, crocodiles, and other animals that also make u...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C81-34
Item ID
C81-35

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

Boat drivers at Wakulla Springs

235407
Date
1980-10
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Eighty-one color slides. Images of Wakulla Springs boat drivers. Glass bottom boat tour over the deep springs had been going on since the late 1800s. Many of these drivers are descendents of those early drivers, and provide some of the same folk tales. One tale/feature was Henry the Pole Vaulting Fi...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S81-740 - S81-820

Big Bend Folklife demonstrations at the 1981 Florida State Fair

235385
Date
1981-08-31
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Seventy-seven color slides. Folklife demonstration booths at the Florida State Fair. Culled from informants at the Big Bend Folklife Area, demonstrations include pysanky egg decoration, Wakulla Springs boat drivers (Jackson), wood carving (fishing lures by Woodward and Jones), and polka music by the...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S81-182 - S81-258

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

Willie McCain harvesting stone crabs with traps

235601
Date
1982-11
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Sixty-one color slides.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S82-1970 - S82-2013

Silver Springs boat drivers Willie Marsh and William Crowell

238445
Date
1984-03-09
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. C84-8: Side A Interview/talk with Willie Marsh and William Crowell as part of the Library Folklife Program; they discuss their childhood at Silver Springs as well as their work as guides at Silver Springs; driving boats at Silver Springs; tipping problems; stories told on boat t...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C84-8
Item ID
C84-9

Recording of Belle of Suwannee boat tour at Stephen Foster Memorial

241480
Date
1969
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
00250

Recording of jungle cruise spiel by Fred Jokler, glass bottom boat captain and tour guide at Silver Springs

238297
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Fred Jokler performing a tour boat spiel about Silver Springs. His spiel includes discussion on the history of the glass bottomed rowboat; dew farms; Cypress Springs; the eviction of Seminole Indians from the area the 1840s; the Senator Durkson Memorial Garden; water pennies; a...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C83-128

Recording of jungle cruise spiel by Don Utz, glass bottom boat captain and tour guide at Silver Springs

238298
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Features a jungle cruise tour spiel conducted by Don Utz. Utz discusses features of the plants, animals, and waterways at Silver Springs.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C83-129

Recording of jungle cruise spiel by Joe Klotz, glass bottom boat captain and tour guide at Silver Springs

238299
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Features a jungle cruise tour spiel conducted by Joe Klotz. Klotz discusses various animals on the tour, such as pea foul, giraffes, monkeys, turkeys, ostriches, meat-eating birds; zebras, camels, sheep, and spider monkeys. In addition, he talks about special diets for certain...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C83-130

Interview with Joe Klotz and recording of David Faison, glass bottom boat captain and tour guide at Silver Springs

238300
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
In the brief interview sections, Klotz and Faison discuss how they learned the tour's spiel and how long he had worked as a tour guide. Also includes a recording of a jungle cruise tour spiel conducted by David Faison.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C83-131

Demonstrations of Big Bend Folklife at the Florida Folk Festival

234406
Date
1982-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One proof sheet with thirty-six black and white images, plus negatives. Demonstrations at the Florida Folk Festival, culled from fieldwork performed by the Big Bend Folklife Survey. 1-6: Wakulla Springs boat drivers Hawk Jackson and Wilbert Gavin; 7-11: Feather baster; 12:-20: Czechoslovakian needle...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P82-369

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

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

Saturday performances at the 1981 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 9)

238933
Date
1981-05-23
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Jackson and Gavin were boat drivers at Wakulla Springs. Boat tours have been given at the springs on since the late 1800s. Many of the 1980s drivers were descendents of those early drivers, and provide some of the same folk tales. The springs was d...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-48

Sunday performances at the 1981 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 10)

238944
Date
1981-05-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Jackson and Gavin were boat drivers at Wakulla Springs. Boat tours have been given at the springs on since the late 1800s. Many of the 1980s drivers were descendents of those early drivers, and provide some of the same folk tales. The springs was ...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-59

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

Friday performances at the 1981 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

238919
Date
1981-05-22
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Smith and Gavin were boat drivers at Wakulla Springs. Boat tours have been given at the springs on since the late 1800s. Many of the 1980s drivers were descendents of those early drivers, and provide some of the same folk tales. The springs was de...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-35

Friday afternoon performances of the 1967 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

239325
Date
1967-05-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Crider played with the Florida Wildlife Boys (which also included Huey Clemmons and Bob Phillips). Lockett was a boat driver at Rainbow Springs. Nolan, of Miami, was the 1967 Jeannie With the Light Brown Hair. At the tyime, Jeanie Fitchen was bill...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-172

Saturday morning performances at the 1962 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)

239420
Date
1962-05-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Lockett was a boat driver at Rainbow Springs tourist attraction (today a state park.)
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-123

Saturday morning performances at the 1962 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 4)

239421
Date
1962-05-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. The second half of the reel consists of Saturday afternoon performances. Lockett was a boat driver at Rainbow Springs tourist attraction (today a state park.)
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-124

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

238038
Date
1959-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
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 n...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C81-10

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

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