Alligator!

232440
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
Describes the alligator as a keystone species. Introduces the symbol of the Flood Control District, a cartoon alligator called Freddy. Brings in the job of the Flood Control District. Says that alligators help the Flood Control District by digging holes that become storage ponds. A natural history f...
Video Details
14:20; color; sound; CA043

Beyond Disaster

232414
Date
1972
Collection
Video
Description
This film begins with re-creation of the 1928 hurricane that tore apart the west coast of south Florida and killed over 2,000 people. It continues with details on the development of flood control measures as drought, fires, and agriculture became problems in water control. It shows the head of the F...
Video Details
28:30; color; sound; DA021, S. 828

Flight Into Oblivion: Story of the Everglades Kite

253029
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film describes the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District and its purpose. It tells how uncontrolled burns destroyed nesting areas and food sources of kites. There are shots of kites in flight and mating, as well as shots of their eggs. Viewers also see anhinga, a great blue heron ...
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-4 CA032; S. 828

Waters of Destiny

232410
Date
Late 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
25:50; color; sound; DA046, s.828
Description
This film uses actual hurricane footage to show the damage from uncontrolled storm water, describing how the Army Corps of Engineers and the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District tamed the Everglades. The melodramatic narration combined with outstanding footage of storms and floods mak...

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

Florida's Canal Main Street

245871
Date
Mid-1960s
Collection
Video
Description
Gov. Haydon Burns introduces this film describing the reasons, location and other details of the Cross Florida Barge Canal. The canal was being built at the time the film was made. The film has illustrations showing proposed design, testimony by the geologist, sequences of Florida industry, footage ...
Video Details
15:00; color; sound; V-11 CA006; S. 828

The Case for the Canal

252932
Date
1970
Collection
Video
Description
This film describes the Cross Florida Barge Canal. A state geologist describes the lock system, and viewers see phosphate and mines. Much of the film is the same footage as CA006, "Florida's Canal Main Street." Various testimonials are given as to the quality of the canal project. Produced by Leroy ...
Video Details
10:55; color; sound; V-16 BA086; S. 828

Lake Jackson Residents

253292
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film features interviews with two residents of the Lake Jackson area of Tallahassee. The first resident expresses concern for the welfare of wildlife in the area. He complains that a local watershed is dumping silt into the water that makes it unsuitable for a fish or animal habitat. He closes ...
Video Details
11:00; color; sound and silent; V-188 BA253; S.1239

Florida's Land of Gracious Living

253078
Date
Oct-65
Collection
Video
Description
The script starts by asking, "What is land?" A long philosophical answer is given over scenes of life in Putnam County. The film shows farming, cattle, rodeo, sailing and bass fishing, including underwater photography. Viewers also see gladiolus farms, residences in Palatka, a utility plant, the Hud...
Video Details
13:20; b&w; sound; V-18 BA048; S.828

WAKULLA FLOOD

253603
Date
1975
Collection
Video
Video Details
3:52; color; silent; V-185 AA365; S.1239
Description
This film features scenes of flood waters in the Wakulla River area. Two young boys wade in chest-deep water outside their home as other family members watch from the porch. There are several different shots of partially submerged homes, trailers, roads and boats. The segment ends with storm footage...

THE WELLSPRINGS PART II

253625
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
33:30; color; sound; V- 217 S. 1825 Box 4, #2
Description
Part two of this film addresses the mangrove tree's singular ability to balance the wetland ecosystem. The destructive effect of flood canals, drainage channels and dredging is discussed in detail.

MARISA AND THE MERMAID: FLORIDA'S WAR ON WATER WEEDS

253316
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:10; color; sound; V-60 CA131; S. 828
Description
This film tells how the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District is dealing with aquatic weeds. The film focuses on the water hyacinth, an introduced South American plant. It shows experiments at the University of Florida using Marisa Snails (with USDA) and use of manatees procured by Mia...

CONSTRUCTION PRACTICES OF THE FLORIDA STATE ROAD DEPT NO. 1

252959
Date
Late 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
34:46; color; silent; V-91 EA001; P84-048
Description
This film shows road building in Florida , including land clearing, drainage digging, pipe laying, grading, curb construction , limestone quarrying, tar spraying and asphalt laying. See BA156. Produced by Florida State Road Department.

CONSTRUCTION PRACTICES OF THE FLORIDA STATE ROAD DEPT NO. 2

252960
Date
Late 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
7:55; color; silent; V-101 BA156; P84-048
Description
This film is a continuation of EA001, and shows more road construction . It includes concrete pouring and finished roads with traffic. Produced by the Florida State Road Department.

LAKE JACKSON - DEVELOPMENT CONCERNS

253290
Date
1982
Collection
Video
Video Details
6:09; color; sound; V-203 BA315; S.1239
Description
In this film, a Tallahassee storm water management representative comments on the impact construction and development in the Lake Jackson vicinity has had on the lake. He mentions the McGinnis Arm holding pond project and plans for lake rehabilitation. Produced by WFSU-TV.

THE WELLSPRINGS PART I

253624
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
26:25; color; sound; V-217 S. 1825 Box 4, #1
Description
This film addresses the important role Florida's mangrove swamps, coastal wetlands and estuaries play in acting as natural storm barriers, as well as supporting and maintaining a flourishing marine and bird habitat. There are extensive wildlife scenes, scenes of Florida's coral reef and footage of s...

LAKE JACKSON - STORM WATER

253291
Date
1982
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:01; color; silent and sound; V-202 BA314; S.1239
Description
Tallahassee government representatives and environmental specialists discuss Lake Jackson and Leon County storm water management concerns. They explain the life cycle of lakes, nutrient loading, the McGinnis Arm holding pond, Lake Munson, Lake Lafayette and how storm water becomes a non-source speci...

TOMORROW IS HERE TO STAY - LAKE MUNSON

253574
Date
Mar-70
Collection
Video
Video Details
27:27; b&w; sound DA078; S.1239
Description
Bill Shipley interviews Tallahassee residents and officials concerning the spoiling of Lake Munson due to sewage contamination and nutrient loading from storm water runoff. Mr. Lewis, a 91-year-old Tallahassee native, reflects on "old time" Tallahassee. Officials and residents of Wakulla County spea...

PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS

253412
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
8:53; color; sound and silent; V-186 BA231; S.1239
Description
This work film contains segments featuring a variety of protest demonstrations. Viewers see: a picket line of African-Americans protesting poor housing conditions at Tallahassee's City Hall; a "Stop ERA" rally flooding the Capitol steps and grounds; lines of tractors filling the highway on their way...

TOMORROW IS HERE TO STAY

253573
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
32:46; b&w; sound; V-198 EA030; S.1239
Description
Bill Shipley interviews several individuals regarding the Cross Florida Barge Canal. Buck Ray and a Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission Officer are interviewed. They explain their opposition to the project while they travel on the Silver and Ocklawaha Rivers. Mr. Shipley interviews represen...

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