Water witcher Lonnie Morgan

236785
Date
1958
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Three black and white prints. Morgan demonstrating water witching, the search for water sources use a divination stick -- an old folk tradition.
Type
Still Image
Water witcher

Lonnie Morgan, water witcher, at the 1958 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

109768
Date
1958
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA3838
Folklife Collection.

Lonnie Morgan, water witcher, at the 1956 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

109769
Date
1956
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA3839
Folklife Collection.

Sunday afternoon performances at the 1977 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

239243
Date
1977-09-04
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Williams was a street performer from Tallahassee. Thompson was a water witcher (diviner) from Clearwater. Grooms was a University of Florida journalism professor -- as well as a singer-songwriter-guitarist. Schuman played the autoharp. Dale Crider and Linda Bittner (later Mrs. Crider) sang about the environment; they lived in Gainesville. Rogers was singer-guitarist from St. Augustine. His performance was the last one for Sunday. George Heaps-Nelson joined him for a couple of songs.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-297
Water witcher

Dept. of Commerce photographs of the 1977 Florida Folk Festival

234344
Date
1977-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Nineteen proof sheets with 126 black and white images, plus negatives. P82-199: Bagpiper Persy Hamilton; P82-201: Velma Wiggins/Eugenia Sisinni Jones/Barbara Muller/Thelma Boltin; P82-202: Will McLean/Don Grooms/Dale and Linda Crider/Cloggers; P82-203: Abner Jay/Gamble Rogers/Larry Older; P82-204: Larry Older/Tarpon Springs Greek Dancers; P82-205: Randy Whitehead/Bagpiper Allen Baker/fiddler Zeke Stephens; P82-206: Frank Mitchell/Shoeshine Rag/Cloggers/string band; P82-207: Allen Baker/Randy Whitehead/Junkanoos; P82-208: Kjell Lunestad/Bob Patterson; P82-209: Cloggers/Junkanoos; P82-210: Junkanoos/guitar maker; P82-211: Peyton Brothers/festival scenes; P82-212: Junkanoos/cigar rollers/water witching; P82-213: Evelyn Beers/cloggers; P82-214: Thelma Boltin/Peyton Brothers; P82-215: craft area/Lance Lazonby; P82-216: Don Grooms/Will McLean/Curly Dekle; P82-217: Skip Jones/Lenore Waddell/Pearl Marshall; P82-218: Water witcher Don Thompson.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P82-199 - P82-218
/Pearl Marshall; P82-218: Water witcher

Sunday performances at the 1961 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

239405
Date
1961-05-07
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Gray was the leader of the McCrabb Church of Cross City. The Community group from barney, Georgia re-enacted a Brush Arbor Church service.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-111
Water witcher

Friday morning performances at the 1965 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

239342
Date
1965-05-07
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-149a
Water witcher

Friday morning performances at the 1961 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

239394
Date
1961-05-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. <p>&nbsp;</p>
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-102
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife

Friday afternoon performances at the 1969 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

239277
Date
1969-05-02
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. (The first third of the reel consists of Friday morning performances, and last third of Saturday morning performances -- see separate entries for details.) Knott, of Kentucky, was the festival's first director in 1953 and 1954. Billie was from Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation. Sunland Sunshine Singers were from Tallahassee. Cox lived in Moorehead, North Carolina. The Brewer Yeast cakes were based out of Gainesville. Rosa and Zeke lived in Panama City. Hall was from Sarasota. Esther Beadnell lived in Orange Park, originally from West Virginia, while Tom was from New York. Malkine sang French folk songs. Boltin, the festival director, told a Brer Rabbit tale. The Friday evening performances were rained out.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-208
Water witcher

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