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 int...
Video Details
3:50; color; sound; V-27 AA068; S. 828

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 i...
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-86; CA167, S. 828

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 Stat...
Video Details
14:10; color; sound; V-28 CA129; S. 828

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 Jan...
Video Details
13:15; color; sound; V-95 BA157; S. 828

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...

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 sanctu...
Video Details
28:00; color; sound; V-257; EA051
Type
moving image

Turtle Talk

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

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.

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...

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 Flori...

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 ...

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 san...
Video Details
13:25; color; sound; V-65 CA069; S. 828

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 fla...

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,...

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 ...

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 Gu...

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...

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 s...

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, ...

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, gla...
Video Details
13:25; color; sound; V-110 BA171; S. 828

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 Seminol...

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