Deer Santa

252981
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, "Santa's deer and their many cousins meet the happy children" at the International Deer Ranch, which is part of the Silver Springs attraction. Viewers see deer fed by hand, then explore the Florida Frontier (a nature trail) and see Santa at his winter home. The children throw coins into a flaming spring and pet baby animals in the animal nursery. Produced by Hack Swain Productions; sponsored by Florida Development Commission..
Video Details
3:50; color; sound; V-27 AA068; S. 828
The International Deer

Ross Allen Reptile Institute

232386
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
Ross Allen wrestles an alligator in the water. Seminoles play and work at Silver Springs. Francis Osceola wrestles an alligator on land. A woman wears a boa constrictor. A boy shops for a snake, and after rejecting an indigo snake, purchases another. Ross and his son Tom wrestle a 20-foot anaconda in the water. A rattle snake is milked. The film then shows the rest of Silver Springs, including Bartlett's Deer Ranch, Carriage Cavalcade and Prince of Peace Memorial, and ends with synchronized swimming. The film features underwater photography. Produced by Guided Tours; sponsored by Silver Springs.
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-86; CA167, S. 828
, including Bartlett's Deer Ranch

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
. It includes airboats, deer hunting

The Bathing Beach at Silver Springs

232456
Date
1961
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows the beach at Silver Springs, a group of high school girls performing synchronized swimming, and a busload of students from the University of Florida arriving to practice their water show. A film crew makes a Coca-Cola commercial showing a model drinking a Coke underwater. Then, a Jantzen bathing suit commercial is filmed. The film also shows a boat tour, the Prince of Peace Memorial, Bartlett's Deer Ranch, and the Carriage Cavalcade. Produced by Guided Tours; sponsored by Silver Springs.
Video Details
13:15; color; sound; V-95 BA157; S. 828
's Deer Ranch, and the Carriage

Scenes of the Everglades

232400
Date
1928
Collection
Video
Video Details
40:22; B&W; silent; N2009-2
Description
Businessman and adventurer Homer Augustus Brinkley produced this film in 1928 to illustrate the exotic environment found in the Everglades. Brinkley lived among the Seminoles in the Everglades for several months. He later used the film in a traveling show that included a live caged bear and himself dressed as a Seminole Indian. Filmed by William B. Feeland and produced by Homer Augusts Brinkley, this 1928 film contains some of the earliest moving footage of Seminoles. Beginning with panoramic shots of vegetation, waterways, and abandoned structures, the film also includes footage of wildlife such as an owl, raccoons, water moccasins, alligators, deer, a wild turkey, and a bear climbing a cabbage palm. Scenes of Seminole life in the Everglades center on Camp Californee. Scenes include two women grinding corn, followed by close-ups of their clothing. Seminole women and children are shown in chickees. Views of the landscape include orange groves and crops in the field, as well as Seminoles walking through the forest and canoe travel. A family is shown returning from a hunt with the father presenting a brace of raccoons. Another man wrestles an alligator in a grass clearing. Men are shown spear fishing from dugout canoes. An elderly man prepares for the green corn dance. A woman identified as Princess Shimpollhiee is shown in a dugout canoe. Chief Josie Billie is seen, followed by the Catfish Dance around a fire. Other dances filmed include the Sun Dance, Turtle Dance, and Buffalo Dance. Men, women, and children are shown playing a vigorous game of Seminole stick ball, followed by close-up views of the victors. The film ends with more scenes of the Everglades landscape and wildlife.
true

This Good Land We Love! The Story of Wildlife Conservation and the Edward Ball Wildlife Foundation

296133
Date
1972
Collection
Video
Description
Edward Ball was the longtime associate and brother-in-law of financier Alfred I. Dupont. He became trustee and manager of the Dupont Estates as well as leader of the St. Joe Paper Corporation in North Florida. This narrated film includes color footage and descriptions of four Florida wildlife sanctuaries created by the Edward Ball Wildlife Foundation. The film begins with a reading of Joyce Kilmer’s poem “Trees” over scenes of wildlife, including geese and other birds, followed by shots of Edward Ball strolling through a wooded area. The narrator describes Ball’s belief in the importance of preserving endangered animal and plant species as well as his admiration for Teddy Roosevelt and forester, politician and conservationist Gifford Pinchot. The film continues with visits to each wildlife sanctuary, including the University of West Florida near Pensacola, Wakulla Springs near St. Marks, the Box R Ranch near Apalachicola and Southwood Farms near Tallahassee. Students and school groups enjoy nature at UWF, where a tour for the visually impaired takes place. The Wakulla Springs segment includes exterior shots of the Wakulla Springs Lodge and wildlife boat tours. Wild geese and deer figure prominently throughout the film, which also includes scenes of limpkins, egrets, ducks, raccoons and alligators foraging for food. An alligator catches and eats a duck. Most scenes are backed by lush music while the narrator describes the feeding habits of animals and the work of foundation employees. Throughout the film, the narrator reiterates Edward Ball’s belief that pristine lands, wildlife species and the “natural wonders of the world” must be preserved for the understanding and enjoyment of future generations. The film concludes with quotes about man’s place in nature and a quote from the book of Revelations: “Hurt not the Earth.” This film was produced by John Appleyard Agency Inc.
Video Details
28:00; color; sound; V-257; EA051
Type
moving image
and deer figure prominently

Turtle Talk

267712
Collection
Video
Description
Video Details
05:03; color; sound; AA083; V-251
Type
Image
International Deer Ranch

GUIDED TOUR OF DEER RANCH

253221
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:30; b&w; sound; V-115 BA149; S. 828
Description
This film provides a look at Tommy Bartlett's Deer Ranch, a part of the Silver Springs attraction. Children get to feed and pet the deer. There are many kinds of deer shown, followed by scenes of the other forms of entertainment at Silver Springs. Produced by Guided Tours.
GUIDED TOUR OF DEER

EVERGLADES WILDLIFE

253010
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:06; color; silent; V-100 BA128; S. 828
Description
This film shows scenes of otters, opossums, raccoons, deer, rattlesnakes, turtles and gators in the Everglades. There are shots of Glades islands that are rookeries, including storks, eggs in a nest, chicks in a nest, cormorant chicks in a nest, limpkins, roseate spoonbills, herons, skimmers, an owl, and an osprey and its young.
, deer, rattlesnakes, turtles

BICENTENNIAL VISCAYA

252898
Date
1976
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:00; color; sound; V-239 AA433; S. 828
Description
This film begins with shots of James Deering's Italian Renaissance-inspired vacation home, Viscaya. It mentions John Fisher's exploits in Biscayne Bay and the Miami real estate boom, with additional still shots of Coral Gables and Hialeah. Produced by the Florida Development Commission and the Florida Bicentennial Commission.
with shots of James Deering

HUNTING IN UMATILLA

253262
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:30; b&w; silent; V-124 AA062; S. 828
Description
This film shows scenes in the town of Umatilla where shop owners close down for the day with signs that say, "Gone Hunting." It shows a man loading dogs into a truck. There is a shot of a deserted town street. We see hunters and families at campsites and a group of men and boys with rifles starting out. A hunter shoots and bags a buck. A man in a butcher's apron weighs the deer and the proud hunter shows it off in the bed of a pickup truck.
the deer and the proud hunter

ST. VINCENT

253429
Date
1971
Collection
Video
Description
This film gives a look at the St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge and the sport of bow hunting. It explains how hunting assists wildlife management by thinning animal population and with revenue from licenses and hunting fees. Fred Bear and astronaut Walter Cunningham are shown. Viewers see the sand bar deer, bald eagle, egret and osprey. Produced by Harry Morlan; sponsored by Bear Archery.
Video Details
13:25; color; sound; V-65 CA069; S. 828
Deer

HUCK FINN'S BIG DREAM

253259
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:10; color; sound; V-117 CA116; S. 828
Description
A young boy dreams about a visit to FloridaLand. He gets into a gunfight in the "Old West Town," plays engineer on the tour train, becomes an American Indian and meets a stereotypical "chief" who dances on broken glass. He swims with a dolphin that later performs tricks such as jumping through a flaming hoop and pulling a small dinghy. The boy steers a small paddle wheel replica, meets a girl on Lover's Lane and feeds deer at Deer Ranch. The location is Sarasota. Produced by Guided Tours; sponsored by FDC.
's Lane and feeds deer at Deer

A FLORIDA RIVER, ITS WILDLIFE

253087
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:00; color; sound; V-62 BA098; S.828
Description
This film shows a trip down the St. Lucie River with E.W. Dutton. Viewers see gators, blue herons, and many plants and flowers. The film also shows a red-shoulder hawk, sandhill crane, armadillo, black bear and cub, rattlesnake, land crab, and a gator being fed by hand. Viewers see pelicans, mullet, cormorant, deer and a Florida panther. The film is incomplete.
, cormorant, deer and a Florida

HOMOSASSA SPRINGS

253255
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:50; color; sound; V-36 CA082; S. 828
Description
Goat Island, a colony of monkeys and aquatic birds, is seen on the jungle boat ride at Homosassa Springs. The nature trail has otters, deer, goats and a hippo. There is an orchid greenhouse. Gators in a lagoon are fed by a woman dressed as an "Indian maiden" who dangles fish from a string. Also see BA058, "Nature's Own Attraction - Homosassa." Produced by Studio Productions Inc.
trail has otters, deer, goats

PRINCE OF PEACE MEMORIAL

253408
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:55; color; sound; V-84 BA129; S. 828
Description
This film shows the dioramas, created by carver/sculptor Paul Cunningham, on display at the Prince of Peace Memorial at Silver Springs. It shows Cunningham at work, providing descriptions of each scene. Then, viewers see Deer Ranch, glass-bottom boats, Carriage Cavalcade and swimming. Produced by Guided Tours; sponsored by Silver Springs.
, viewers see Deer Ranch, glass

FLORIDA'S KINGDOM OF THE SUN

253077
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:40; b&w; sound; V-18 CAl53; S.828
Description
This is a long version of AA046. Viewers see Marion County with Silver Springs (including Deer Ranch and Ross Allen Reptile Institute), which contains the Prince of Peace Memorial with its hand-carved dioramas. The film also shows Six-Gun Territory and Juniper Springs, with underwater photography of a fish biting a hook. Then, it shows citrus, cattle, horse farms and Rainbow Springs. Viewers see rattlesnake milking, hunting, skiing, glass-bottom boats, a gondola sky ride and a train. Produced by Guided Tours; sponsored by Marion County Board of County Commissioners.
(including Deer Ranch and Ross

UNDER FLORIDA STARS

253589
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-37 CA151; S. 828
Description
This film shows camping in Florida in the 1960s. It shows beaches, Fort Clinch on the St. Mary's River and facilities common to Florida State Parks. Viewers see the Florida Caverns near Marianna. Then, father and son campers leave a tearful little sister behind as they go fishing. Some hunters are seen camping and posing with a dead deer as they joke with a Wildlife Officer. Two Boy Scouts canoe down the Suwannee and we see the paddle wheel replica Suwannee Belle. At one park, a guide feeds marshmallows to a gator to entertain a tour group. Finally, a young couple on their honeymoon camp on an island in the Keys. The film also shows Everglades National Park, Stephen Foster Memorial and Manatee Springs. There is great acoustic guitar music throughout. Produced by Leroy Crooks; sponsored by FDC, Thermos Products, Crosby Aeromarine and Johnson Motors.
with a dead deer as they joke

PATHWAYS FOR TOMORROW

253379
Date
1967
Collection
Video
Video Details
5:40; color; sound; V-54 AA088; S. 828
Description
This film tells about Ross Allen and the annual camporee that he and Silver Springs sponsor for the Boy Scouts. There are scenes of scouts in various activities, including a tortoise race with two scouts seated atop Galapagos Tortoises. They swim in Silver Springs and go on glass-bottom boat rides, then visit the Deer Ranch, cook meals and sing around a bonfire. Produced by Silver Springs; sponsored by the North Florida Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
the Deer Ranch, cook meals

PRINCE OF PEACE MEMORIAL

253409
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows the dioramas, created by carver/sculptor Paul Cunningham, on display in small chapels at Silver Springs. Each is a scene from the New Testament, including a reproduction of da Vinci's "Last Supper." The end of the film shows other features of Silver Springs, including Deer Ranch, glass-bottom boats, Carriage Cavalcade and the bathing beach. A cameraman films underwater and boat cruises go up the river. This was filmed in Kodachrome.
Video Details
13:25; color; sound; V-110 BA171; S. 828
of Silver Springs, including Deer

FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL SCENES

253056
Date
21-May-61
Collection
Video
Video Details
22:52; b&w; sound and silent; V-199 FLDA002; S.1579; Media 1979-2
Description
This film contains footage of participants and performers at the 1961 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. It opens with the artist and Oklahoma Creek Indian Fred Beaver standing on the banks of the Suwannee River, recounting the history of the Seminole Indians and the origin of the Suwannee River's name. Next, four Seminoles sing in the native Seminole language. Through translator Frank Shore, Seminole Billy Tiger explains how he uses a medicine branch to cure the mentally ill. Jessie DeVane of Lake Placid talks with Seminole Chief Billie Bowlegs III about his adventures hunting bear, deer and turkey. Nancy, Mary Jane and Molly Shore, daughters of Seminole Frank Shore, sing "Jesus Loves Me" in their native language. A group of young men from Tarpon Springs dressed in traditional Greek attire dance. Whip-crackers Curly Dekle and Claude Sheppard demonstrate tricks. There are additional shots of visitors touring the park. The film ends with a choir dressed in period costumes singing. Produced by Peter Elgar Productions.
hunting bear, deer and turkey

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