Under Florida Stars

267743
Collection
Video
Description
This film highlights the various camping opportunities around Florida. It focuses on the comfortable amenities at State Park campgrounds, as well as the historical and naturally beautiful locations for camping in Florida. Sites shown include: Fort Pickens; Fort Clinch; Florida Caverns; Stephen Foster Memorial; the Suwannee River; Manatee Springs; Highlands Hammock; and Everglades National Park. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
Video Details
14:29; color; sound; S828; V-252
Suwannee River (Fla.)

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
Suwannee River (Fla.)

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 narrator. Sportsmen fish along the way and see gators, raccoons and a bobcat. They reach the river's mouth and fish some more, then shoot ducks at the end.
Suwannee River (Fla.)

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 continue on to various springs and campsites and meet a conservation officer. A conservation officer takes them by motorboat to Cedar Key for a fish fry. Produced by Barton of Jacksonville; sponsored by the Suwannee River Authority and the Stephen Foster Memorial Commission.
Suwannee River (Fla.)

FLORIDA FOR FUN AND PICTURES

253058
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
26:15; color; sound; V-6 DA019; S. 828
Description
This film shows a steamboat replica on the Suwannee River, shell collecting on Sanibel Island, an Ormond Beach antique car, races at Daytona, and other scenes on a tour of Florida. Every now and then someone is seen taking movies or still photos. There is good NASA footage of activity at Cape Canaveral. At Cypress Gardens, the narrator gives exposure settings. It covers Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Ocala, St. Petersburg, Everglades, Homosassa Springs, Disney World, Parrot Jungle, Lion Country Safari, Citrus Tower, Truman Winter White House and Hemingway Home. The film shows gators, hippopotami, thoroughbred horses, tropical birds, flamingos and African animals. Viewers see airboat and shrimp boats. Produced by Eastman Kodak.
Suwannee River (Fla.)

FLORIDA STATE PARKS INVITE YOU: WESTERN DISTRICT

253103
Date
20-Sep-63
Collection
Video
Video Details
31:15; color; sound; V-242 S. 1825 Box 4, #7
Description
This film offers a full overview of the adventures that await visitors to Florida's state parks. The film contains scenes from Suwanee River State Park, Fort Pickens, The Florida Constitution Historical Memorial, Torreya State Park, Bahia Honda, Gold Head Branch State Park, John Pennekamp Coral Reef Park, Olustee Battlefield, Fort Clinch, Myakka State Park, Killearn Gardens (known as Maclay Gardens today), Florida Caverns State Park, St. Andrews State Park and the Gorrie Museum in Apalachicola. Produced by the Florida Board of Parks and Historical Memorials.
Suwannee River (Fla.)

UNDER FLORIDA STARS

253589
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-37 CA151; S. 828
Description
This film shows camping in Florida in the 1960s. It shows beaches, Fort Clinch on the St. Mary's River and facilities common to Florida State Parks. Viewers see the Florida Caverns near Marianna. Then, father and son campers leave a tearful little sister behind as they go fishing. Some hunters are seen camping and posing with a dead deer as they joke with a Wildlife Officer. Two Boy Scouts canoe down the Suwannee and we see the paddle wheel replica Suwannee Belle. At one park, a guide feeds marshmallows to a gator to entertain a tour group. Finally, a young couple on their honeymoon camp on an island in the Keys. The film also shows Everglades National Park, Stephen Foster Memorial and Manatee Springs. There is great acoustic guitar music throughout. Produced by Leroy Crooks; sponsored by FDC, Thermos Products, Crosby Aeromarine and Johnson Motors.
Suwannee River (Fla.)

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.
Suwannee River (Fla.)

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