[KTVF news stories, hovercraft, Lathrop High School, boat races]
Some segments of this film contain audio, and others are silent. Specific dates and other information noted on the original film are given here in parentheses. Undated segments were originally grouped with the dated segments and are most likely from 1974. The film features a large hovercraft moving across a snowy landscape, ships moving through ice pack (segment is titled "Alyeska") (undated) (sound), a man (identified later in the film as Charles Elder) speaking about litigation holding up the development of the Haul Road, Alyeska and Bechtel, pipeline construction bids, other topics (undated) (sound), stacks of Alyeska Pipeline Reports (undated) (silent), reporter Larry Holmstrom conducting man-on-the-street interviews about the changes in store for Fairbanks due to the recent signing of the pipeline permit by the Interior Secretary (undated) (sound), people swimming in an indoor pool (undated) (sound), the Fairbanks North Star Borough Library building at First and Cowles, people meeting inside the library (undated) (silent), Fairbanks Merric Hangar, people at a presentation inside the hangar (March 18, 1974) (silent), land-use displays, the Pay-N-Save Drugs building (March 21, 1974) (silent), breakup scenes, the Chena Ice-Classic tripod on the Chena River (March 25, 1974) (silent), Lathrop faculty members Bob Boko, Don Gray, Thomas Amadon, Ed Schellinger, and students being interviewed about the principal's recent resignation, interviews about their thoughts on the proposal for a two-school system due to pipeline construction (April 6, 1974) (sound), boats racing on the Chena River near downtown Fairbanks, a trophy presentation (title of segment is "Shakedown Boat Races") (May 20, 1974) (silent), a cabin and buildings burning to the ground, police and firefighters at the scene (May 25, 1974) (silent), boats racing on the Chena River near downtown Fairbanks, spectators on the bank, trophies being presented (title of segment is "Bus. Man Boat Race") (May 27, 1974) (silent), reporter Chuck Benson interviewing various racecar drivers in Fairbanks about their various forms of racing, Ron Kintner (sp) talking about races at Tanacross Airfield, Gary Bodenstadt talking about drag racing in Anchorage, Roger Anders talking about dirt-track racing in Fairbanks, a brief interview with trophy girls Pat Weaver and Sherry Williams (June 1, 1974) (sound), a man being interviewed about wildfire control operations and new firefighting aircraft (June 2, 1974) (sound), the start of a bike race (title of segment is "Bike Classic") (June 3, 1974) (silent), Charles Elder speaking about the pipeline construction schedule, camp phasing, and transportation, etc. (June 4, 1974) (sound), people preparing and repairing the Goldpanners baseball stadium and ballfield (June 18, 1974) (silent), and the Nenana parking lot at the University of Alaska Fairbanks being used as a location to mix topsoil (June 19, 1974) (sound).
16mm film; color; sound; silent
Ground-effect machinesBoatsActions & defensesInterviewsSwimmingSwimming poolsLibrariesCabinsPoliceFire fightersAutomobile racingAwardsPipelinesDirt
Alaska Film Archives, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks
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