[Red Olson taking first barrel of oil from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez, views of Valdez]
Stewart Rothman collection
Stewart Rothman (Filmmaker)
This film contains views of Trans-Alaska Pipeline construction; brief scenes of the first barrel of oil from the Prudhoe Bay oil field being flown by helicopter to the S.S. Manhattan; scenes of Red and Randy Olson ceremonially transporting the first barrel of oil from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez by dogsled in early 1975; close-up views of the Olson sled, dogs, and gear; views of the Olsons passing through downtown Fairbanks with a dog team and barrel of oil; images of a plaque and statue in Valdez commemorating the efforts of workers who built the pipeline; views of a large temporary Atco camp in Valdez; aerial views of the pipeline pad, side booms, and vertical support members; and scenes of pipeline construction activities and pipe sections being welded together.
16mm film; color; silent
PipelinesConstructionPetroleum workersPetroleum industryDogsleddingDog teamsMonuments & memorialsCampsWelding
Northern AlaskaInterior AlaskaSouthcentral Alaska
Alaska Film Archives, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks
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