Tourists looking through the glass bottom - Wakulla Springs, Florida

120552
Date
Not after 1981
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS81768
Glass bottom boats

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 the interviews can be found in S 1576, box 12, C84-8 and C84-9.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S85-662 - S85-665
Glass bottom boats

Glass bottom boat over Wakulla Springs - Wakulla Springs, Florida

120560
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS81816
Glass bottom boat over

Tourists looking down through glass bottom - Wakulla Springs, Florida

120785
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS821583
Glass bottom boats

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
Glass bottom boats

Tour boat guided by Hawk Jackson - Wakulla Springs, Florida

120783
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS821570
Glass bottom boats

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
Glass bottom boats

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
Glass bottom boats

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. In 1986, the site became a state park. Hawk Jackson died in 2001. 1-19: Boatdriver Wilbert Gavin giving a river boat tour; 20-36: Boatdriver Hawk Jackson giving a glass bottom boat tour over Wakulla Springs.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P82-342
Glass bottom boats

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
Glass bottom boats

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 and flora, the springs, the boat drivers and their boats, and the attraction's 1938 lodge. (Today the area is a state park.) Most of these images are duplicated in S 1577, v. 7, S81-741 - S81-820.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S82-1556 - S82-1632
Glass bottom boats

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 Jackson died in 2001.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P82-332 - P82-349
Glass bottom boats

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. In 1986, the site became a state park. Hawk Jackson died in 2001. 1-11: Boat driver Hawk Jackson giving a glass boat tour; 12-15: Wakulla Springs Lodge; 16-23: Young boat driver (unidentified); 24-31: Henry the Pole-Vaulting Fish 32-36: Seminole corn baskets. Date: Fall 1980.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P82-340
Glass bottom boats

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 on since the late 1800s. Many of the 1980s drivers were descendents of those early drivers, and provide some of the same folk tales. One tale/feature was Henry the Pole Vaulting Fish, a bass fish that jumped over a pole (actually scratching its gills). The springs was developed as a tourist attraction in the 1930s (and became a Florida state park in 1987.) Images of some of the drivers can be found in S 1577, v. 7.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-8
Item ID
T81-11
Glass bottom boats

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 the late 1800s. Many of the 1980s drivers were descendents of those early drivers, and provide some of the same folk tales. One tale/feature was Henry the Pole Vaulting Fish, a bass fish that jumped over a pole (actually scratching its gills). The springs was developed as a tourist attraction in the 1930s (and became a Florida state park in 1987.) Images of some of the drivers can be found in S 1577, v. 7.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-4
Glass bottom boats

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 the late 1800s. Many of the 1980s drivers were descendents of those early drivers, and provide some of the same folk tales. One tale/feature was Henry the Pole Vaulting Fish, a bass fish that jumped over a pole (actually scratching its gills). The springs was developed as a tourist attraction in the 1930s (and became a Florida state park in 1987.) Images of some of the drivers can be found in S 1577, v. 7.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-10
Glass bottom boats

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 tours (Bridal Chamber, Mammoth Rock Ledge, Main Spring, Catfish Reception Hall, Ladies' Parlor; Devil's Kitchen, Geysers; Florida Snowstorm, Blue Grotto, Backbone of Prehistoric Remains, Christmas Tree Grove, Boat used by Ponce De Leon, Catfish Hotel); commercialization damaging vegetation at Springs; visitor damage to the ecosystem of Springs. Side B They discuss glass-bottom boats; visitors who rode the glass-bottom boats; stories told; tipping gimmicks; experiences with snakes, boat breakdown, alligators. C84-9: Continuation of interview -- they discuss a row boat in the river; drowning of visitors on an excursion; traveling to New York to be on "What's My Line?"; seniority on the job; Tarzan; family members that worked at Silver Springs; music they learned from their parents; age and retirement; big boats on the river; drinking story and hunting story; different owners of Silver Springs; trip to Daytona Beach by horse and wagon.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C84-8
Item ID
C84-9
They discuss glass-bottom boats

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 history of the attraction, and Rainbow Springs boat driver Skipper Lockett.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-141
Item ID
T83-142
Glass bottom boats

Henry, the pole vaulting fish, viewed through a glass bottom boat - Wakulla Springs, Florida

120786
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS821591
Glass bottom boats

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 names all of its fishes -- at several festivals in the 1950s and 1960s. The original recording from which this cassette was made is T77-83: Recording of the Saturday Morning Program at the 1959 Florida Folk Festival.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C81-10
Glass bottom boats

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, the other boat guides, and how he learned the trade. 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 developed as a tourist attraction in the 1930s (and became a Florida state park in 1987.) Images of the drivers can be found in S 1577, v. 7.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-1
. Features a glass bottom boat

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 talks about working at Wakulla, past work experience, the other boat guides, Henry the pole-vaulting fish, and how he learned the trade. 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. One tale/feature was Henry the Pole Vaulting Fish, a bass fish that jumped over a pole (actually scratching its gills). The springs was developed as a tourist attraction in the 1930s (and became a Florida state park in 1987.) Images of some of the drivers can be found in S 1577, v. 7.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-2
. Features a glass-bottom boat

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; and other topics.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C83-128
, glass bottom boat captain

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
bottom boat captain and tour

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 species in wildlife refuges.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C83-130
, glass bottom boat captain

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
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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 Fish, a bass fish that jumped over a pole (actually scratching its gills). The springs was developed as a tourist attraction in the 1930s (and became a Florida state park in 1987.) Drivers pictured: George Bower(640-657, 813-814); Jackson (765-781); Moretz (784-785); and Gavin (790-793). Henry the fish pictured in 759-763, 781. Also includes are images of the river, alligators, fish, cypress trees, and plant life.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S81-740 - S81-820
drivers. Glass bottom boat tour

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 developed as a tourist attraction in the 1930s (and became a Florida state park in 1987.) Singer-songwriter-guitarist McLean played & sang while Lais interpreted his songs through dance.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-48
Glass bottom boat tour

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 developed as a tourist attraction in the 1930s (and became a Florida state park in 1987.) Images of the drivers can be found in S 1577, v. 7. The start of the New Sand Mountain Wildcats performance can be found on T81-58. The Peyton Brothers continued on T81-60.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-59
Wakulla Glass Bottom

Friday afternoon performances at the 1968 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

239235
Date
1968-05-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Singer Jeanie Fitchen at the time was billed as Eugenia Sisinni. The Three Songsters were Girl Scouts (Linda, Ellen, and Ann). Blake was from New York. Locket drove glass-bottom boats at Rainbow Springs. Here, he gave an example of his boat tours. He passed away later the same year. The Stephens were from Panama City. Ballew and Sisinni were both from Orlando. The Beadnells were from Orange Park.  The A. C. Reynold School Square Dancers were from Asheville, NC.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-182
glass-bottom boats at Rainbow

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