RICHES Podcast Documentaries, Episode 10: The Mouth: Central Florida Tourism Icon

Dublin Core

Title

RICHES Podcast Documentaries, Episode 10: The Mouth: Central Florida Tourism Icon

Alternative Title

The Mouth Podcast

Subject

Podcasts
Documentaries
Orlando (Fla.)
Theme parks
Tourism--Florida
Alligators--Florida
Wildlife preserves
Crocodiles

Description

Episode 10 of RICHES Podcast Documentaries: The Mouth: Central Florida Tourism Icon. RICHES Podcast Documentaries are short form narrative documentaries that explore Central Florida history and are locally produced. These podcasts can involve the participation or cooperation of local area partners.

Episode 10 examines Gatorland's iconic Mouth, which was built to attract visitors to the park. Dr. Jim Clark explains how alligators came to represent Florida. Dorothy Mays discusses why The Mouth was built, its purpose, and the effect it had on tourism. Gatorland is an Orlando theme park and wildlife preserve founded by Owen Godwin in 1949. In 1962, Godwin's son, Frank Godwin, designs an entrance in the shape of a large gator jaw, which as become a Central Florida icon.

Abstract

This podcast looks at Gatorland’s iconic Mouth, which was built to attract visitors to the park. Dr. Clark explains how alligators came to represent Florida. Dorothy Mays discusses why the Mouth was built, its purpose and the effect it had on tourism. The Mouth is a Central Florida icon.

Creator

Turnbull, Lindsey

Source

Original 14-minute and 21-second podcast by Lindsey Turnbull, July 18, 2011: "RICHES Podcast Documentaries, Episode 10: The Mouth: Central Florida Tourism Icon." RICHES Podcast Documentaries, Orlando, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 2011-07-18

Date Copyrighted

2011-07-18

Date Issued

2011-07-18

Contributor

Mays, Dorothy
Clark, Jim

Is Part Of

RICHES Podcast Documentaries, Orlando, Florida.
RICHES Podcast Documentaries Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Requires

Multimedia software, such as QuickTime.

Format

audio/mp3

Extent

13.2 MB

Medium

14-minute and 21-second podcast

Language

eng

Type

Sound/Podcast

Coverage

Gatorland, Orlando, Florida
St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, St. Augustine, Florida

Accrual Method

Item Creation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Lindsey Turnbull and published by RICHES of Central Florida.

Contributing Project

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

"RICHES Podcast Documentaries, Episode 10: The Mouth: Central Florida Tourism Icon." RICHES of Central Florida. https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka2/items/show/2462.
"RICHES Podcast Documentaries, Episode 34: Disney and Smaller Attractions." RICHES of Central Florida. https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka2/items/show/2487.
"From Tails to Tales." Gatorland. http://www.gatorland.com/files/History%20Page%20for%20linking%20purposes.pdf.
"From Tails to Tales." Gatorland. http://www.gatorland.com/files/History%20Page%20for%20linking%20purposes.pdf.
Godwin, Frank. Gatorland Zoo: World's Largest Alligator Far: A Book About Alligators and Gatorland Zoo. Kissimmee, Fla: Godwin's Gatorland, 1979.
Mays, Dorothy. 2009. "Gatorland: Survival of the Fittest Among Florida's Mid-Tier Tourist Attractions." The Florida Historical Quarterly. 87, no. 4: 509-539.
Wiggins, Jim. Florida Alligators. [S.l.]: Publishamerica Inc, 2010.

Sound/Podcast Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Audio podcast

Duration

Fourteen minutes and twenty-one seconds

Bit Rate/Frequency

128 kbps

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