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
Lake Okeechobee (Fla.)

Everglades Harvest

253009
Date
1983
Collection
Video
Description
This film gives a detailed overview of south Florida's sugarcane industry as a celebration of the "good country life" of the farmer. It was shot entirely in the Lake Okeechobee area. The film details sugarcane production in all of its phases: from planting, field burning, harvesting and milling, to ...
Video Details
27:45; color; sound; V-223 DA091; S. 828
Lake Okeechobee (Fla.)

OKEE-SIMMEE FISH CAMP

253357
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:40; color; silent; V-114 BA202; S. 828
Description
This film has scenes of a fish camp called Okee-Simmee, located on Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River. Viewers see many small outboard boats, two sea planes, Boy Scouts, skeet shooting and aerials of the Everglades.
Lake Okeechobee (Fla.)

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 fo...
Lake Okeechobee (Fla.)

SEMINOLE INDIANS

253437
Date
Late 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
31:02; b&w; sound and silent; V-201 FLEA001; S. 1579; Media 1979-4
Description
This was filmed at the dedication ceremony for a Seminole Indian recreation center at Brighton Reservation. Howard Tiger is interviewed regarding the Seminole Cattle Raising program while American Indian children play a high-jump game in the background. A Native American dressed in traditional Semin...
Lake Okeechobee (Fla.)

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