Alaska Film Archives

[Mining with Bob Young 1970s]
[Mining with Bob Young 1970s]
The original narrated DVD is titled “Mining with Bob Young 1970s.” The original silent film is labeled “Bob Young Mining.” Note that image quality is in some respects superior in the HDR scan. This is the narrated version. The film contains footage of Bob Young and John Baker with a Caterpillar D-9 bulldozer traveling in winter from Talkeetna to Falls Creek, a bulldozer breaking though ice on a river and crossing through deep water, a bulldozer breaking a trail through snow, an Invader snowmachine parked at a summit, Bob Young building a shower, placer mine scenes, a man sluicing and panning for gold, a bulldozer pushing gravel into a sluice box, a bulldozer pushing tailings piles, a man removing screens from sluice boxes, the man shaking and cleaning rugs at the bottom of the sluice box, Bob Young drinking a can of Pepsi, Bob Young panning and holding a pan full of gold, Bob Young measuring and weighing gold, and Bob Young’s grandmother and mother cooking in a kitchen.
[Mining with Bob Young 1970s - HDR]
[Mining with Bob Young 1970s - HDR]
The original narrated DVD is titled “Mining with Bob Young 1970s.” The original silent film is labeled “Bob Young Mining.” Note that this is the HDR scan, not the narrated version. The film contains scenes of Bob Young and John Baker with a Caterpillar D-9 bulldozer traveling in winter from Talkeetna to Falls Creek, a bulldozer breaking though ice on a river and crossing through deep water, a bulldozer breaking a trail through snow, an Invader snowmachine parked at a summit, Bob Young building a shower, placer mine scenes, a man sluicing and panning for gold, a bulldozer pushing gravel into a sluice box, a bulldozer pushing tailings piles, a man removing screens from sluice boxes, a man shaking and cleaning rugs at the bottom of a sluice box, Bob Young drinking a can of Pepsi, Bob Young panning and holding a pan full of gold, Bob Young measuring and weighing gold, and Bob Young’s grandmother and mother cooking in a kitchen.
[Waymon Vest collection films 4]
[Waymon Vest collection films 4]
AAF-13898 is from a film identified by the filmmaker as dog mushing in Anchorage on Cordova Street with mushers George Attla and Roland “Doc” Lombard, circa 1969-1971. The full 16-minute reel was made from five smaller reels labeled by the filmmaker as follows: no label; "dog races Lombard and Attla;" "porky camp robber;" "dog races;" and "fur [illegible]." The films contain scenes of crowds watching sled dog races in downtown Anchorage, a cat train, aerial mountain views, a porcupine, a man hiking with a large pack, men at a cabin feeding a Gray Jay or “camp robber,” sled dog teams in Anchorage navigating a corner, and mushers and sled dog teams at the start line.