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

Luna Plantation

243140
Date
ca. 1940s
Collection
Video
Description
This film has beautiful footage of the Luna Plantation in Leon County. This footage is composed of four combined short films. There are scenes showing: quail hunting; people on the plantation steps; a woman taking photographs; plowing with a sit-down plow; two children playing with a wagon/strolle...
Video Details
13:00; B&W; silent; V-149 M88-08

Three Fathoms to a Fortune

253564
Date
early 1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film describes the "Real 8 Co. "and their treasure hunting efforts. It shows equipment preparation, divers going down, finding a mass of coins in a lump and raising the mass. A man from the Florida State Board of Antiquities takes notes. It shows the opening ceremony of the Museum of Sunken Tre...
Video Details
13:35; color; sound; V-90 BA028; S. 828

Dragons of Paradise-Part I

252789
Date
December 5, 1977
Collection
Video
Description
This film is part one of a two-part program on Florida alligators. The film describes how the alligator survived for millennia, only to be hunted to near extinction in the 20th century. Several of Florida's authorities on alligators, including Dr. Archie Carr of the University of Florida, Tommy Hime...
Video Details
28:20; color; sound; V-216 EA039; S.1239

Dragons of Paradise-Part II

252790
Date
December 5, 1977
Collection
Video
Description
This film is part two of a two-part program on Florida's most recognized reptile. Part two deals with the results of human encroachment into the alligator's habitat. Concern for alligator population led to the addition of the alligator to the endangered species list. However, complaints of nuisance ...
Video Details
30:15; color; sound; V-216 EA040; S.1239

Region with a Record

253416
Date
Early 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film provides a look at Polk County, showing citrus groves and processing, Bok Tower, the Great Masterpiece and Cypress Gardens. Next, the tourist "family" the film is following visits a phosphate mine and they back their convertible into a dragline bucket to convey the size. Viewers see mining...
Video Details
13:18; b&w; sound; V-84 BA130; 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...

Paradise Park

273952
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:30; B&W; silent
Description
Paradise Park was a segregated African-American resort located about a mile down the Silver River from the popular Silver Springs attraction near Ocala, Florida. The park was developed by Carl Ray and W.M. “Shorty” Davidson, co-owners of Silver Springs for nearly four decades. Paradise Park open...

BEAR HUNT/ NATURAL BRIDGE SCHOOL

252892
Date
Nov-77
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:31; color; sound and silent; V-189 BA267; S.1239
Description
In this film, hunters describe how to search for bear tracks and how hunting dogs track bears. A Florida Fish & Game officer explains why bear hunting is allowed. A black bear appears in the road. Two hunters and the Fish & Game officer fire, but the bear escapes. This is followed by silent footage ...

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

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 ...

FLORIDA SPORTSMAN'S PARADISE

253096
Date
mid 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
27:00; color; sound; V-88 DA045; S.828
Description
This film shows fishing in the Gulf, the Atlantic and among mangroves near Key Largo. Viewers see snook, tarpon and bonefish. It also shows quail hunting with dogs. While hunting, the men use horses and a Willys Jeep outfitted with seats on the roof and on the front fenders. There is also bass fishi...

DOG FIGHTING (Part I)

252991
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:05; color; sound; V-130 BA222; S.1239
Description
In this film, owners talk about their pit bulls' innate aggression, describing why they make such good hunting dogs. A breeder talks about the "sport" of dog fighting. Produced by WFSU-TV.

HUNTING MARSH HENS

253263
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
3:45; b&w; silent; V-50 AA045; S. 828
Description
Three men, a teenage girl and two dogs slog through a marsh and shoot small birds. The logo at the tail says, "Official News Film, Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, State of Florida."

ANIMAL KINGDOM: ALLIGATOR ADVENTURE

252877
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
24:10; color; sound; V-245 DA099; S. 828
Description
This episode of the popular television series "Animal Kingdom" focuses on the American Alligator. Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish officers Ronald Davis and William King track down two poachers who are illegally hunting and skinning alligators to sell the hides on the black market. Shot in the Waku...

DOG FIGHTING (Part III)

252993
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:20; color; silent; V-130 BA 220; S.1239
Description
This film has scenes of a dog running a track and chasing a baby doll in a cage. It also shows dogs tied up, but interacting in a friendly manner with other dogs, cats and children. The dogs appear very docile. It shows still photographs of dogs hunting and pulling pigs down by their ears. There is ...

FLORIDA'S TREASURE COAST: ST. LUCIE COUNTY

253121
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:00; color; sound; V-175 S. 828
Description
This is a promotional film on St. Lucie County that begins with an overview of the different ecosystems in the county. The St. Lucie County Museum is featured and some history of the county is given. There are scenes of downtown Fort Pierce and the Great American Raft Race. Local artist A.E. "Beanny...

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.

A PARADISE OF SPORT

253376
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:23; b&w; sound; V-55 BA111; S. 828
Description
This film begins with duck and quail hunting on the St. Lucie River. Then it shows shell collecting on the beach, snook and tarpon catches in shallows, and tarpon fishing offshore. Schools of mullet and some large tarpon leap from the water as shark fins slice the water. Then the film shows fishing ...

FLORIDA AND THE SPACECENTER : PARTNERS IN PROGRESS

253095
Date
Late 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
22:15; color; sound; V-7 DA013; S.828
Description
This film gives a little early space program history and then describes the economic impact that space-related industry has on several counties close to Cape Canaveral. It informs the viewer that utilities and other infrastructure needed to be improved and expanded. As the population grew, so did le...

THE MIRACLE STRIP

253326
Date
Early 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:35; color; sound; V-94 CA159; S. 828
Description
This film about Fort Walton Beach begins with scenes of people frolicking on the beach and water skiing. The film also shows costumed "early Indians." Tourists just cannot seem to decide which fun activity to do. Viewers see "pirates" in a civic celebration. Kids have a treasure hunt on the beach. P...

RIVER RANCH RESORT

253420
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:00; color; sound; V-113 BA037; S. 828
Description
This is a resort public relations film. It is a Florida-style dude ranch. The cowboys and cowgirls drink Chablis and eat shrimp. It has all the usual fun in the sun activities. Produced by McLeod Films.

DOG FIGHTING (Part II)

252992
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:00; color; sound; V-130 BA221; S.1239
Description
A breeder talks about how instinctively aggressive the pit bull is. The film shows the breeders' dogs and how they interact. The breeder estimates that there are about 250 "professional" dog fighters in the United States. He also discusses the gambling that takes place at dog fights and state legisl...

DOG FIGHTING (PART IV)

252994
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
20:25; color; sound; V-222 DA126; S.1239
Description
Baker Davis, a Tallahassee-area dog fighting trainer, talks about his methods of training a dog for fighting, betting on matches, watching the fights for entertainment, rules and procedures for participation, and a local raid on a dog fighting match. He draws a diagram of a dog fighting pit, explain...

DOG FIGHTING (PART V)

252995
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
22:00; color; sound; V-222 DA127; S.1239
Description
This film features interview footage with Duncan Wright, president of the American Dog Owners Association. He comments on the growing interest in dog fighting and the sport's inhumane and brutal qualities. He discusses his organization's push to make dog fighting a federal crime. Produced by WFSU-TV...

INVITATION TO A WINTER

253269
Date
1957
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:40; color; sound; V-52 CA162; S. 828
Description
This film shows homes, downtown, a garden party and a rowing crew race. Viewers see golfers, a Lion's Club fish fry, fishing, swimming, an Easter egg hunt, Little League baseball, churches, a train station, hotels, shuffleboard, shopping, cultural activities and boating. The film also shows Rollins ...

PINE TREE FESTIVAL

253383
Date
19-Oct-63
Collection
Video
Video Details
5:00; b&w; sound; V-49 AA047; S. 828
Description
This civic celebration in Perry was attended by Sen. Spessard Holland and Commissioner of Agriculture Doyle Connor. The children hunt for pennies in a sawdust pile and try to walk a tightrope. Women participate in a log-sawing contest. Then, the men have their turn. Sponsored by FDC.

THE SPORTING SUWANNEE

253522
Date
1950
Collection
Video
Video Details
9:20; b&w; sound; V-99 BA170; S. 828
Description
This film was produced by Paramount as part of a series of Grantland Rice films. It starts in the Okefenokee and flows with the Suwannee River through rapids and past "the old faithful Negroes" who live on the banks. They have no pension plan, no social security and "no ulcers," according to the nar...

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...

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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