Wheels from the Arctic
John T. Logan collection
John Logan (Filmmaker)
Original film taken by John Logan of travel with Slim Williams from Fairbanks to Washington State overland in 1939 on BSA motorcycles. The two men were promoting the idea of a highway connecting Alaska to the Lower 48 states. Footage includes their departure from Fairbanks, Tanana River travel, visiting the RCMP in Dawson City Yukon Territory, difficulties encountered along the trail, constructing a boat to cross the Klappan River, travel with the horse pack train of Alfred and Elma Milotte, arrival at the Canada - U.S. Border, and travel in Washington state.
16mm film; b&w; color; silent
AlaskaInterior AlaskaOutside -- Not in Alaska
Alaska Film Archives, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks
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