Interview with fisher Willie Bradshaw

Type:

Sound

Date:

02/25/1985

Item:

Audio recording

Folder:

Tape 55

Container:

4

Series:

S1714

Download: MP3

General Note/Comment

  • One audio cassette. Interview with Bradshaw in his home. He discusses netmaking, fishing the St. Johns River, water hyacinth, changes to the river, learning to fish, growing up along the river, seining, hoop nets, catfishing, effects of weather on fishing, sport fishing, regualtion of commercial fishing, and catlining. In winter 1985, the Bureau contracted with two folklorists to conduct a folk arts survey of the St. Johns River basin in northeastern Florida. The St. Johns River is the largest and most used river in Florida, supporting much river commerce as well as a modest amount of commercial fishing. Folklorists Mary Anne McDonald and Kathleen Figgen conducted the survey from January through March 1985 under the direction of Folklife Coordinator Blanton Owen and Bureau Chief Ormond Loomis. Documentation compiled in the survey was used to prepare and present the 'St. Johns River Basin Folklife Area' at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival.

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