Riverboats

253421
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
<p>A retired riverboat pilot sits on his front porch and talks about the old riverboat days, including his experience on the <em>City Eufaula</em>, the <em>Callahan</em> and the <em>Chipola</em>.&nbsp;He describes the different parts of a riverboat using a large replica of the <em>City Eufuala</em>. He also mentions the <em>Mary</em>, a boat that he operated with his father and brothers on the Apalachicola River. Produced by WFSU-TV.</p>
Video Details
11:01; color; sound, V-243 BA370; S.1239
A retired riverboat

Suwannee Holiday

253547
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
<p>This film follows a Florida family on a boat trip excursion up the scenic Suwannee River. The vacationers start their journey at Cedar Key and stop along the way at several scenic spots, including Manatee Springs State Park, Fanning Springs and Rock Bluff Springs. They also view several sunken riverboats, including the <em>Senator Robert L. Ulee</em> and the <em>City of Hawkinsville</em>, as well as the <em>Richmond</em>, a sunken Confederate gunboat. Their trip ends at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, where they visit the museum and enjoy a ride on the <em>Belle of the Suwannee</em>, a small-scale riverboat for park visitors. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.</p>
Video Details
14:26; color; sound; V-192 FLCA001; S. 1579; Media 1979-7
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CYPRESS GARDEN GIFT SHOP FILM

252968
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:45; b&w; silent; V-205 DT006; S. 828
Description
This is a short souvenir film comprised of scenes from Cypress Gardens. Visitors tour the park, take scenic riverboat rides and photograph the young southern belles who stroll the park daily. Produced by Cypress Gardens.
scenic riverboat rides

STEPHEN FOSTER'S FOOTPRINTS IN DREAM AND SONG

253133
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:35; color; sound; V-39 CA021; S. 828
Description
In this film, dioramas, paintings and actors in costume all work together to tell the story of Stephen Foster. Nice shots of the paddle wheel river boat Delta Queen are included. Then, viewers see the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs. Produced by Instructional Communication Service, Duval County School Board.
Delta Queen (Riverboat)

WAY DOWN UPON THE SUWANNEE RIVER

253619
Date
Late 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
24:11; b&w; sound; V-201 FLDA006; S. 1579; Media 1979-24
Description
This film opens with an African-American boy fishing on the Suwannee River while "Old Folks at Home" plays in the background. There are scenes of the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida, including the museum and Carillon Bell Tower. There is extensive footage of Florida Folk Festival performers, including whip-crackers, musicians, quilt makers, an elderly woman spinning cotton thread and square dancers. European folk dancers represent Czech, Hungarian and Bavarian styles. There are also examples of Seminole Indian dances and African-American ring dancing and game songs. The segment ends with shots of The Belle of the Suwannee, a small-scale riverboat used for park visitors. Produced by the Stephen Foster Memorial Commission. Duplicate of FLDA001.
small-scale riverboat used

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