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

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...

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

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

FLORIDA CATTLE RANCH

253038
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
3:00; color; silent; V-101 AA178; S. 828
Description
This film has scenes on a cattle ranch, including cowboys on horseback.

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.

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.

THE ONE HUNDRED MILE RIDE

253359
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:27; b&w; sound; V-68 CA011; S. 828
Description
In this film, riders meet in Umatilla to prepare for the ride. Horses and riders are examined by vets and judges at the Sewell Ranch. Mrs. Lucille Kenyan, Florida's "Riding Grandma" and two-time champion, participates. The four-day event is judged on horse care, appearance of horse and rider, stalls...

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...

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...

KISSIMMEE: GATEWAY TO THE WORLDS

253287
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
20:50; color; sound; V-54 CA064; S. 828
Description
This film shows attractions near Kissimmee, including Disney World, SeaWorld, Stars Hall of Fame, Busch Gardens, Silver Springs, Cypress Gardens, Alligator Alley, Gatorland Zoo and Supersonic Transport Air Museum. There are scenes of life in Kissimmee, including cattle ranching, homes and apartments...

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

SUWANNEE ADVENTURE

253545
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:25; color; sound; V-37 CA149; S. 1579
Description
Two young women go on a canoe trip along the Suwannee River and see the sights, including a paddle wheel boat replica and the Stephen Foster Memorial. They ride horses at the Sheriff's Boy's Ranch and camp out on the river. They paddle to Suwannee River State Park and enjoy a square dance. They cont...

KISSIMMEE: COW CAPITAL OF FLORIDA

253286
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
36:06; color; sound; V-103 EA011; S. 828
Description
This film starts with shots of the Kissimmee Police force, which is only composed of five officers. Then, there are bumpy aerials of the town, including railroad cars and "downtown." The airplane used for the aerials is seen landing. Viewers see the Tropical Hotel, which seems to be full of cowboys....

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