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Stetson Kennedy

Stetson Kennedy, native Floridian and social activist, recalls his friendship with Zora Neale Hurston, Woody Guthrie, and Harry T. Moore. He also talks about his career as a WPA folklorist and his exposure of the Ku Klux Klan.

Mark-In Point: 01:20 Length: 15:17

Wodtke's Department Store

Kay Wodkte Trent remembers Wodtke's Department Store, which opened on Vero Beach in 1942. She discusses fashions in 1940s, 1950s, and early 1960s.

Mark-In Point: 16:50 Length: 4:01

Weeki Wachee Mermaids

Ginger Stanley Hallowell talks about her days as a mermaid at Weeki Wachee. Lu Vickers, author of Cypress Gardens: America's Tropical Wonderland, discusses the golden age of Florida tourism during the 1960s and 1970s.

Mark-In Point: 20:53 Length: 06:10

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SEGMENTS | Stetson Kennedy | Wodtke's Department Store | Weeki Wachee Mermaids


Florida Frontiers; Folklife; Florida Authors; Florida Industry; Tourism