Mosquitoes, Alligators, and Determination

Episode Number: 
006
Mark-In Point: 
01:23
Length: 
12:00

The Brevard Theatrical Ensemble has put together a musical, Mosquitoes, Alligators, and Determination, that celebrates Florida Cracker culture.

Subject 1: 
Cracker Culture

The Civil War in Florida

Episode Number: 
007
Mark-In Point: 
22:56
Length: 
07:25

Paul Taylor, author of Discovering the Civil War in Florida, discusses Florida's role in the Civil War as a supplier of beef and salt to the Confederacy.

Subject 1: 
Civil War

Catching Snakes in the 1950s

Episode Number: 
007
Mark-In Point: 
17:50
Length: 
04:50

Two sisters, Debbie and Becky Click, remember hunting snakes for Rose Allen's Reptile Institute in Silver Springs during the 1950s.

Subject 1: 
Folklife
Subject 2: 
Tourism

Florida Troubadour Chris Kahl

Episode Number: 
007
Mark-In Point: 
01:19
Length: 
16:05

Native Floridian Chris Kahl trained in England for five years, learning about traditional British folk music. He has recorded two albums of Florida folk music that cover a wide range of topics.

Subject 1: 
Music

Forgotten Florida Women

Episode Number: 
008
Mark-In Point: 
19:47
Length: 
06:43

Doris Weatherford discusses important Florida women who have almost been forgotten by history including Eula Mae Johnson and Augusta Savage.

Subject 1: 
Women's History

Drug Smuggling in the 1970s

Episode Number: 
008
Mark-In Point: 
13:16
Length: 
06:23

Attorney Russell Peterson remembers representing drug smugglers during the 1970s. Florida's Treasure Coast was a major drop-point for marijuana because of the lack of radar and plentiful landing places.

Subject 1: 
Crime

Florida Author Tim Dorsey

Episode Number: 
008
Mark-In Point: 
01:21
Length: 
11:34

Author Tim Dorsey discusses his novels that feature a "lovable serial killer" named Serge Storms.  Serge, like the author, is obsessed with Florida history and culture, and his victims are those who try to destroy the cultural and natural heritage of the state.

Subject 1: 
Crime
Subject 2: 
Florida Authors

F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald in Florida

Episode Number: 
009
Mark-In Point: 
18:19
Length: 
06:06

Rollins College professor Dr. Gayle Sinclair and Dr. Jackson Bryer, co-authors of Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: The Love Letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, discuss F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald's time spent vacationing in Florida.

Subject 1: 
Florida Authors

Alligator Hunter Tommy Gore Jr.

Episode Number: 
009
Mark-In Point: 
11:15
Length: 
06:57

Alligator hunters Tommy and Sue Gore spent more than twenty years capturing nuisance alligators. Tommy estimates that he and his wife have captured thousands of gators. In some weeks, they took as many as forty alligators.

Subject 1: 
Florida Industry
Subject 2: 
Folklife

Artist Ted Morris Paints Indigenous Peoples

Episode Number: 
009
Mark-In Point: 
01:16
Length: 
09:28

Artist Ted Morris specializes in creating oil paintings of Florida's indigenous peoples such as the Calusa, Timucua, and Apalachee. He does extensive research and works closely with archaeologists to ensure that his depictions are as realistic and accurate as possible. 

Subject 1: 
Native American
Subject 2: 
Florida Artists

Vanished Florida Industries

Episode Number: 
010
Mark-In Point: 
20:37
Length: 
05:13

Bill Dudley interviews Sidney Vaughn and several others about industries that have vanished from Florida, including the cigar industry, sponge diving, and turpentine manufacturing.

Subject 1: 
Florida Industry

DDT in Florida

Episode Number: 
010
Mark-In Point: 
13:34
Length: 
06:53

Janie Gould interviews John Bidler about DDT usage in Florida and its impact on the environment.

Subject 1: 
Environment
Subject 2: 
World War II

Neil Hurley—Florida's Lighthouses in the Civil War

Episode Number: 
010
Mark-In Point: 
01:24
Length: 
11:59

Author Neil Hurley discusses his book, Florida's Lighthouses in the Civil War. There were twenty-one state-of-the-art lighthouses lining the coasts of Florida at the beginning of the Civil War. He speaks about the importance of preserving Florida's lighthouses.

Subject 1: 
Lighthouses
Subject 2: 
Historic Preservation

Florida in the Movies

Episode Number: 
011
Mark-In Point: 
22:07
Length: 
06:06

University of South Florida historians Dr. Susan Fernandez and Dr. Robert Ingalls talk about their book, Sunshine in the Dark: Florida in the Movies.

Subject 1: 
Florida Films

When Manatees were Sea Cows

Episode Number: 
011
Mark-In Point: 
17:15
Length: 
04:47

Fort Pierce resident Curtis Ramsey remembers hunting manatees with his cousin Ray back in the 1950s.

Subject 1: 
Fishing
Subject 2: 
Folklife

Hank Mattson—Cracker Cowboy Poet

Episode Number: 
011
Mark-In Point: 
01:14
Length: 
15:46

Hank Mattson travels around Florida telling stories and sharing poetry he has written about cowboy culture. He discusses the relationship ranching families had with the land.

Subject 1: 
Cracker Culture
Subject 2: 
Florida Artists

The Last Slave Ships in Key West

Episode Number: 
012
Mark-In Point: 
19:43
Length: 
06:17

Cory Malcolm, director of archaeology at the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum, and Madeleine Burnside, president of the Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society, discuss the capture of three slave ships in the 1860s by the U.S. Navy that were brought to Key West. Local residents protected the Africans until they were relocated to Liberia.

Subject 1: 
African American

Queenie, the Water Skiing Elephant

Episode Number: 
012
Mark-In Point: 
14:18
Length: 
5:16

Liz Dane remembers what it was like to perform with Queenie, the water-skiing elephant, when Dane was a child in Vero Beach.

Subject 1: 
Tourism

Morikami Museum and Japanese Garden

Episode Number: 
012
Mark-In Point: 
01:13
Length: 
13:03

Staff and visitors discuss the Morikami Museum and Japanese Garden in Delray Beach and the history of Japanese pineapple farmers in the area.

Subject 1: 
Florida Industry
Subject 2: 
Agriculture

LaCoochee—Story of a Saw Mill Town

Episode Number: 
013
Mark-In Point: 
20:00
Length: 
07:09

A brother and sister, Louis and Larese Abraham, describe the rise and fall of the cypress sawmill town of LaCoochee.

Subject 1: 
Florida Industry