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Record Group Number: 000158
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Series Number: .S 1615
Creator: Bureau of Florida Folklife Programs. Florida Folklife Archive
Collection/Series Title: Video and audio recordings of Florida folklife events, programs, and television broadcasts, 1948-1995.
Container: 00002
File Unit: 00002.0000x
Item: 00010
Title: Media 1979-19: "Suwannee Adventure" - canoeing the Suwannee River, 1976; 14:36; color; sound: This film accompanies Vicki and Jane, two young women from New York City on an adventure "way down upon the Suwannee River." After some initial difficulty learning to paddle their canoe, they arrive at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Spring, Florida. There they visit the museum, tour the memorial grounds on a Conestoga Wagon Train ride, and enjoy Foster music resonating from the Carillon Tower. After another brief canoe trip they stop at The Florida Sheriff's Boys Ranch where they ride horses. At Suwanne River State Park they meet Ronnie and Jack, two dashing young men who set up their camp for them and escort them to a square dance (but only after a protective Park Ranger assures the women that they are upstanding young gentlemen). They return to the river and spot the Madison, a sunken Confederate gunboat. They also visit Hart Springs, Fannin Springs and Manatee Springs, where they enjoy a brief swim in the crystal clear water. A friendly Florida Conservation Officer offers them a ride to Cedar Key, which marks the end of their adventure. When they arrive they are surprised to discover that a fish-fry is being held in their honor. Ronnie and Jack reappear to surprise them. Their adventure ends with a brilliant sunset on the Gulf of Mexico. Produced by the Suwannee River Authority and the Stephen Foster Memorial Commission.
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