Interview with Wakulla Springs boat driver Wilbert Gavin

Type:

Sound

Date:

11/08/1980

Item:

Audio recording

Series:

S1576

Item ID:

T81-3

Download: MP3

General Note/Comment

  • One reel to reel. Gavin discusses snakes, tourists, joking on the tours, Northerners vs. native Floridians, tall tales, rhymes, selling used cars, and white boatmen versus African American boatmen. Boat tours have been given at the springs since the late 1800s. Many of the 1980s drivers were descendents of those early drivers, and provide some of the same folk tales. The springs was developed as a tourist attraction in the 1930s, and became a Florida state park in 1987. Images of the drivers can be found in S 1577, v. 7.

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