Interview with Myakka City residents Joe and Libby Warner

238219
Date
1984-08-14
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. The Warners discuss cattle ranching, the horse industry, treating various animal diseases, controlled burning of area, fire seasons, Bee Island, and the local reaction to the construction of a dam. The Myakka Community Profile Project was conducted between October 1983 and March ...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T85-198

Interview with Myakka City residents Joe and Libby Warner

238225
Date
1984-04-14
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Three reel to reels. The Warners, longtime Myakka ranchers, talk about cattle ranching, rodeos, raising horses and cattle, cattle diseases, butchering and canning meat, coprorate versus family ranching, fencing land, turpentining, timber, rounding up cattle, rural development, and the history of c...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T85-211
Item ID
T85-212
Item ID
T85-213

Interview with Myakka City resident Mabry Carlton, Jr.

238218
Date
1984-03-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. Carlton discusses cattle ranching, local rails, the town of Sidell, Mabry family history, local religious services, and the screw worm epidemic of the 1930s. The Myakka Community Profile Project was conducted between October 1983 and March 1984 through a partnership with the Crowl...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T85-197

Interview with herbalist LaVerne Zipperer

238490
Date
1983-11-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Side A Ms. Zipperer talks about her early childhood and things she learned; speaks of her children and two husbands; talks about getting 5 adopted children and 16 foster children for a total of 32 children; making a living to support the family by farming and public work; family...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C84-60

Interview with rancher Douglas Thompson

235662
Date
1984-02-16
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Thompson, one-time foreman for the El Maximo Ranch (starting in 1938), discusses cattle ranching; disease control measures such as cattle dipping (for tick fever and screwworm); cattle raising; work conditions; race and gender in ranching; typical day on a ranch; food and housin...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C84-7

Interview with Myakka City resident T. Mabry Carlton

238221
Date
1984-04-12
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two reel to reels. Carlton discusses railroads, land holdings, dipping vats, old rural communities, the Old Myakka Trail, environmental laws, and water conservation. The Myakka Community Profile Project was conducted between October 1983 and March 1984 through a partnership with the Crowley Museum ...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T85-202
Item ID
T85-204

Saturday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 8)

239908
Date
1997-05-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette recordings. Scarlett Young (Hollywood, FL), Seminole storyteller, is interviewed by John D'Agostino. She discusses her home on the reservation and learning stories from her grandmother. She tells "Turtle and Rabbit", a story related to the South Florida environment. ...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C97-78

Interview with pepper farmers William and Lois DuBois

236865
Date
1987-08-06
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Three audio cassettes. The DuBois own Dubois Farms, Inc., which grew peppers. He moved to Florida from Oklahoma in 1934, and married Lois in 1936. They began growing green beans, squash, and lima beans before moving to peppers. In the interview, they discuss farm life; planting, growing, harvesting...
Type
Sound

Marvin Lacy performing at the 1957 Florida Folk Festival

234809
Date
1957-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Four black and white prints. Lacy Marvin was from Lake Wales. He was originally from Alabama. After moving to Florida, he befriended Slim Whitman, who would record several of Lacy's songs. In 1955, he recorded for Starday records. He worked as a deejay in the 1950s, before becoming a U.S. Postal wo...
Type
Still Image

Interview with beekeeper Al Ballard

236397
Date
1988-01-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. Ballard was born in Myakka City, where his family dates back to 1860. His father was a beekepper, and when Al retired from the U.S. Army in 1978, he began beekeeping. In the interview, he discusses his family history with beekeeping; main prime product: honey; his business Ball...
Type
Sound

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