Million Acre Playground

232446
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film depicts the work of the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District in maintaining the Everglades. There are lots of wildlife and recreational scenes. It includes airboats, deer hunting with hounds, duck hunting, frog gigging, fishing, camping and the Okeechobee Waterway Cross State Boat Cruise. Pedal steel guitars provide the film's background music.
Video Details
14:10; color; sound; V-28 CA129; S. 828
Caloosahatchee River

LA BELLE THE BEAUTIFUL

253288
Date
Early 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:15; color; sound; V-59 CA078; S. 828
Description
This film shows the Caloosahatchee River, canal digging and a brief shot of Thomas Edison. There are scenes of the good life in the area around La Belle. There are scenes of cattle herds, watermelon harvest, beekeeping, oil wells, the La Belle Chamber of Commerce and hunting with dogs.
Caloosahatchee River

SKI TO THE FAIR

253508
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:33; b&w; sound; V-65 CA086; S. 828
Description
This film shows a group of skiers in a campaign to promote St. Petersburg as a "young people's town." They make a 17-day trip on water skis to the New York World's Fair. They encounter rough waters outside Venice. Then they travel from Fort Myers to Okeechobee by canal, then to the Atlantic. They follow the coast, up Chesapeake Bay to Baltimore, then through New York harbor with the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline in the background. This 1,600 mile trip by amateur skiers ends with a performance at the World's Fair Marina. Produced by FDC; sponsored by St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce.
Caloosahatchee River

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