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

Sightseeing boat on the Suwannee River at the Stephen Foster Memorial

234488
Date
1960
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One photographic postcard. In the 1960s, the Stephen Foster Memorial ran a replica river steam boat called the Belle of the Suwannee on the Suwannee River for visitors.
Type
Still Image

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

Fieldwork for Every Island Has Its Own Song (Video 21)

240938
Date
Nov 1987 - Dec 1987
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Moving Image
Item ID
V89-35

Hawk Jackson giving boat tour at Wakulla Springs

233782
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Black and white 9.5 x 14 inch mounted photographic print. Images of Wakulla Springs, a popular tourist 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. Hawk Jacks...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P82-332 - P82-349

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

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

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

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

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