Tour boat guide Wilbert Gavin - Wakulla Springs, Florida

120554
Date
Not after 1981
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS81791
Folklife Collection.

Tour boat guide Wilbert Gavin - Wakulla Springs, Florida

120555
Date
Not after 1981
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS81793
Folklife Collection.

Tour boat guide Wilbert Gavin - Wakulla Springs, Florida

120558
Date
Not after 1981
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS81804
Folklife Collection.

Demonstrations of Big Bend Folklife at the Florida Folk Festival

234405
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. 1-4: Woody Woodward 5, 11: Boatdriver Wilbert Gavin of Wakulla Springs; 6, 12-13: Pysanka eggs; 7-9; 14-24: Isabel Skr...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P82-368
Gavin, Wilbert

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
Gavin, Wilbert

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
Gavin, Wilbert

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
Gavin, Wilbert

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
Gavin, Wilbert

Tour boat guide Wilbert Gavin - Wakulla Springs, Florida

115865
Date
19--
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP83202C
Gavin, Wilbert.

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
Gavin, Wilbert

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
Gavin, Wilbert

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
Gavin, Wilbert

Friday performances at the 1981 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 4)

238922
Date
1981-05-22
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-37
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife

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
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife

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
Gavin, Wilbert

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
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife/folklife

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
Gavin, Wilbert

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