Alaska Film Archives

[KTVF news stories, cross country skiing, snowmachines, baseball, airplanes]
[KTVF news stories, cross country skiing, snowmachines, baseball, airplanes]
Some segments of film contain audio, and others are silent. Note that this transfer is from a film negative. Specific dates and other information noted on the original film are given here in parentheses. Footage includes a cross country ski race in Fairbanks, a 20-kilometer Skiathon patch (silent) (undated), spectators watching a snowmachine race (silent) (segment titled "Midnight Sun 600") (undated, but possibly 1970 race start at Kulis Air National Guard Base in Anchorage), a Glacier Pilots baseball game, views of the crowd (silent) (undated), aircraft, and an official being interviewed about the search efforts for a missing aircraft that disappeared shortly after departing Anchorage (silent and sound) (segment titled "Begich, Boggs, Stocker") (October 18, 1972).
[KTVF news stories, Eielson Church of Christ, Deitrich Camp, interviews]
[KTVF news stories, Eielson Church of Christ, Deitrich Camp, interviews]
Some segments of film contain audio, others are silent. Specific dates and other information noted on the original film are given here in parentheses. Footage includes elderly people exercising, eating, and reading in care facility as well as a woman speaking about activities for the elderly (segment is titled "Careage North") (no date) (sound), military exercises utilizing helicopters and snowmachines (no date or description) (silent), a still image of a man and girl (segment is titled "United Way Still") (no date) (silent), views of the new Market Basket store and surroundings (segment is titled "Don Bender") (no date) (silent), views of ice and snow on buildings, cars, and airplanes (segment is titled "Deep Snow, Plane Crash, Icicles") (no date) (silent), scenes of family life in a cabin (segment is titled "Dale Road cutaways") (no date) (silent), activities and people at the Salvation Army, U.S.O., and church buildings (segment titled "United Way Campaign 1975") (silent), a man talking about running for state house (segment is titled "Sam Barnes") (no date) (sound), outtakes from a commercial about homes for sale (segment is titled "McGuire Dev. Spot") (no date) (sound), a woman being interviewed about the impact of pipeline development on the housing market and house insurance rates (segment is titled "Goldstream sync") (no date) (sound), children with skis and a dogsled, kids eating around a campfire, a dog yard (segment is titled "Blankenship outs") (no date) (silent), scenes in Valdez, a waitress at the Harbor Club being interviewed about Saturday night activities (no date) (sound), views of the Eielson Church of Christ building, church member activities (no date) (silent), pipeline camp scenes, a building burning, and cleanup after the fire (segment is titled "Dietrich Fire") (no date) (silent).
[KTVF television news footage and stories from Fairbanks between 1967 and 1977]
[KTVF television news footage and stories from Fairbanks between 1967 and 1977]
Footage includes politicians mingling at a cocktail party in Juneau, Terry Miller for U.S. Senate political commercials with Senator Ted Stevens, Jim O'Sullivan for State House campaign commercials including C-130 Hercules airplanes from Alaska International Air and Weaver Brothers trucking operations during pipeline construction, Garry Russell splicing a motion picture film (1977), elderly men playing pool at the Pioneers Home in Fairbanks, sled dog races in Fairbanks with a reporter, knuckle-hop contestants including Willie Hensley, 1967 flood scenes from Fairbanks, people ice-fishing near Fairbanks, unidentified women at a North Star Council on Aging meeting (1977), an American Legion building, a couple talking on telephones, sea gulls, Ivory Jack's log building, and an unidentified woman.
[KTVF news stories, interviews, Binkley interview, Bob Hope, Golden Days 1977]
[KTVF news stories, interviews, Binkley interview, Bob Hope, Golden Days 1977]
Some segments of film contain audio, and others are silent. Specific dates and other information noted on the original film are given here in parentheses. Footage includes men being interviewed about public and press access to juvenile court proceedings (sound) (undated), Fairbanks cab drivers being interviewed about the murder of a cab driver in Anchorage (sound) (undated), a man in handcuffs being led through an airport to board an Alaska Airlines flight (silent) (undated), a military official speaking about military funding, the military official talking about a volunteer army and the anticipated ending of the draft (sound) (undated), public hearing scenes (silent) (undated), a man being interviewed about the affect of a West Coast longshoremen's strike on Fairbanks (sound) (undated), men speaking (silent) (undated), a local official being interviewed about a possible phase-out of Fort Wainwright beginning in 1973 (sound) (undated), comedian Bob Hope stepping off an airplane and being interviewed about upcoming shows to entertain troops at Fort Wainwright and Eielson Air Force Base, Bob Hope speaking to a crowd (sound) (undated), British explorer Colin Irwin aboard the sailboat "Endeavour," Irwin being interviewed in Point Barrow before attempting to navigate the Northwest Passage in 1971 (sound) (undated), tourists boarding the newly completed riverboat "Discovery II," Captain Jim Binkley being interviewed, a Texas woman being interviewed about her Alaskan tour (sound) (undated), men in gold rush era costumes weighing gold (sound) (undated), artists selling paintings and crafts in Fairbanks, a celebration and speeches at a Felix Pedro monument (silent and sound) (1977), parade scenes, and people at Alaskaland in Fairbanks (silent and sound) (segment titled "Kiddies Parade 1977").
[White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad in winter]
[White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad in winter]
This film is labeled “Railroad shorts.” The footage contains scenes of travel on the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad in winter, a church and a train station at Bennett Lake, an airplane taking off, snowy train tracks and a tunnel, railroad workers and employees near a track and inside a train, a train traveling over trestles, snowy mountain scenes, a and sternwheeler in Carcross.
[KTVF news stories, hospital construction, Main School, College Post Office]
[KTVF news stories, hospital construction, Main School, College Post Office]
Some segments of film contain audio, and others are silent. Specific dates and other information noted on the original film are given here in parentheses. The footage includes breakup scenes, melting snow and ice, a Dairy Queen, downtown Fairbanks streets, a story about the arrival of spring (undated) (sound), people gathered to listen to a speaker (story titled "U of A Rally #2") (undated) (silent), Dr. Wells being interviewed about an art workshop for children, kids working on crafts (undated) (sound), a fire Marshall and others testing fire retardants (undated) (sound), open piles of burning trash at the City of Fairbanks Refuse Disposal Area (story titled "Dump Fire") (undated) (sound), an architect being interviewed about progress on the construction of the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, exterior and interior views of hospital construction, a check being presented to Dr. William Wood (undated) (sound), scenes from a science fair at Ryan High School (undated) (sound), a story about the development of the Easter egg (undated) (sound), a person in an outhouse costume with sign encouraging a "yes" vote on the sewer bond issue (undated) (sound), men being interviewed about damage and disrepair at Main Junior High School, kids going to class (undated) (sound), men being interviewed about a pilot training program at the University of Alaska (undated) (sound), interior and exterior views of College Post Office (undated) (silent), outdoor wedding ceremony scenes (undated) (silent), police investigating a crime at an apartment building (1971) (silent), Senator Ted Stevens addressing a group of teenagers at the Alaska Boys State mock legislative session at Copper Valley School, Senator Stevens talking about the proposed Cannikin Atomic test on Amchitka Island (June 14, 1971) (sound), a meeting, a story about a school board and budget cuts (June 9, 1971) (sound), a swearing-in ceremony (June 15, 1971) (silent), a meeting (story titled "Assembly") (June 5, 1971) (silent), meeting scenes (segment titled "Alaska DLON [?]") (June 7, 1971) (silent), a man being interviewed about a new BLM firetruck (probably 1971) (sound), a man being interviewed about telephone wires and ductwork installation (segment titled "Mobius - MUS") (June 25, 1971) (sound), a state trooper investigating a charge of flag abuse at a cabin involving a couple displaying an American flag with a peace sign on it (1971) (sound), a policeman driving on a course, and a policeman being interviewed about car safety features (1971) (sound).
[KTVF news stories, Lathrop High School graduation, Umiat, Nenana]
[KTVF news stories, Lathrop High School graduation, Umiat, Nenana]
Some segments of film contain audio, and others are silent. Specific dates and other information noted on the original film are given here in parentheses. The footage includes a story about new lobby hours at the downtown Fairbanks post office with the lobby no longer being open nights and Sundays (August 1, 1971) (sound), a man lecturing about weather data and the process of cloud seeding (story titled "Endeavour") (1971) (sound), men and women at a meeting (undated) (silent), a story about two 24-year-old mechanical engineers from Chile who drove from their homeland to Alaska in a 1929 Dodge (August 4, 1971) (sound), a story about cleanup efforts on the North Slope, views of junk piles at the Umiat drilling camp (August 5, 1971) (sound), Governor William Egan speaking about higher education issues and the need to establish a medical school in Alaska (story titled "Egan - Wiche") (August 9, 1971) (sound), scenes from the christening of the oil tanker SS Arco Prudhoe Bay (August 10, 1971) (sound), views from aboard an Alaska Railroad train, the Nenana train station (undated) (silent), a school bus being pulled out of a ditch after a rollover at 15-mile on Nenana Highway (May 18, 1972) (sound), three men being interviewed about borough and school budget issues (story titled "#1 Borough Budget, #2 Lawler, #3 Burnett") (1972) (sound), people gathering at Fort Wainwright for demonstrations of military equipment and an air show, men rappelling from a helicopter (story titled "Armed Forces Day") (May 20, 1972) (sound), graduation ceremonies at Lathrop High School, faculty speakers Ms. Dale and Mr. Boko present a bleak view of the future, student speakers, scenes from a Monroe High School graduation (May 27, 1972) (sound), Governor Bill Egan speaking at a Democratic Convention, a story about changes taking place in the Democratic Party as more young people become involved (May 29, 1972) (sound), scenes from a military ceremony (story titled "Memorial Day") (May 29, 1972) (silent), a man speaking about Fort Wainwright troop reductions (undated) (sound), Governor William Egan speaking about oil revenue distribution and production sharing in Peru, the governor speaking about state budget issues (undated) (sound), views of patients being transported from the old Fairbanks Community Hospital to the new Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, a man and woman being interviewed about the transfer of patients (April 8, 1972) (sound), a military man being interviewed about the Environmental Impact Statement regarding the operation of Blair Lakes Range, another man being interviewed about his dissatisfaction with the process (April 12, 1972) (sound), views of Nenana and the tripod in winter, a story about the Nenana Ice Classic (April 17, 1972) (sound), men with brooms sweeping a Fairbanks street (April 20, 1972) (silent), a man speaking to young adults about the Youth Advisory Commission which advises the mayor and city council (April 20, 1972) (sound), and a display of art and artifacts at the Wood Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (story titled "Asian Festival") (April 15, 1972) (silent).
[Pipeline footage]
[Pipeline footage]
Information noted on the original film is given here in parentheses. All segments are silent. Footage includes a man and women being interviewed (segment titled "Muleskinner - Thunder"), a woman operating a radio (segment titled "Brown Muleskinner"), a truck on a road, a man and woman being interviewed, a woman working at a desk, truck views, a man and woman talking (segment titled "Phil and Annie cutaways"), a truck hauling pipeline sections on the Haul Road in winter (segment titled "Winter Shots - Pipe"), an ambulance driving through Fairbanks, a man in a hospital bed, interior hospital views, views of the new Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, men and a yellow vehicle (segment titled "Pipeline Report #4 outs"). Haul Road views, a Happy Valley sign, a construction camp, trucks on a road, snow on mountains and tundra, a wooden cross and a fence in a wooded area, a truck inspection by a NANA official, small pipes being unloaded, and a truck on a Yukon River bridge (no title).
[White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad, Bennett Lake]
[White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad, Bennett Lake]
This film is labeled “Train.” The footage contains scenes of travel on the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad, Bennett train station in Canada, a log cabin, the Trail of ’98 sign, a railroad trestle over a gorge, an Inspiration Point sign, people gathered at a monument, Skagway, a ferry, an engineer, and a church at Bennett Lake.
[White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad, train interior]
[White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad, train interior]
This film is labeled “Poor quality, train trip.” The footage contains scenes of buildings at Bennett Lake in Canada, a conductor and passengers within a train car, White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad travel and scenery, the Caribou Hotel in Carcross in Canada, a sternwheeler in Carcross, and more train scenes.
[White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad summer and winter, de-railed train]
[White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad summer and winter, de-railed train]
This film is labeled “Reel 1, Reel 2, Steam engine trip to Whitehorse August 1961, Railroad shorts June 1960.” The footage contains scenes of the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad, a steam engine pulling a train, a train crossing a bridge and arriving at Carcross in Canada, scenery along the railroad route, black–and-white scenes of derailed train cars, train travel, a bulldozer at work, a train at Bennett Lake in Canada, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church at Bennett Lake, a train operating under snowy conditions, black-and-white scenes of a bulldozer pushing railroad cars down a ravine, passengers inside a train car, train travel in winter, a White Pass and Yukon Route sign in Whitehorse in Canada, horses along a railroad route, a machine with a shovel filling a train car, and train travel in summer.
[Skagway, White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad, Carcross]
[Skagway, White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad, Carcross]
This film is labeled “Reel #3 Unknown, Part Railroad.” Footage contains scenes of Skagway, passengers disembarking from a ferry or ship, a White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad steam engine and railroad cars, sites along the railroad from Skagway to Carcross in Yukon, Canada, the Caribou Hotel and the Matthew Watson General Store in Carcross, and a sternwheeler in Carcross.
[Antarctic studies part 1 roll1]
[Antarctic studies part 1 roll1]
The original film is labeled, “Antarctic B&W Part 1 Roll 1.” The film contains aerial shots of vast ice fields, various tracked vehicles driving across the snow, a field camp, a man patting a penguin on the head, a person skiing, a U.S. Navy airplane, and scientists using various instruments to take measurements.
Midnight Sunland Alaska. U.S.A.
Midnight Sunland Alaska. U.S.A.
This program was produced to promote Alaska tourism by Wien Alaska Airlines and hosted by Lowell Thomas Jr. The footage includes glaciers, highway travel, a chained wolf at a roadhouse near Tok, Paxson, glaciers along Alaskan roads, travel in Southeast Alaska aboard a ship, glaciers in Southeast Alaska, aerial views of Juneau and Skagway, views of Anchorage, cabbages and a vegetable stand in the Matanuska Valley, the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus and aerial views of it, aerial views and street scenes in Fairbanks, an aircraft at the Fairbanks International Airport, and travel on a Wien F-27 to Ft. Yukon, Nome, Kotzebue, and Pt. Barrow. Village scenes include cabins, fishwheel operation and a fish camp near Ft. Yukon, street scenes and gold panning in Nome, people pulling in a beluga whale and Eskimo Dancers in Kotzebue, and children excavating Native artifacts. Additional footage includes Harding Lake, the hotel in McKinley Park, ivory carvers, and an Eskimo blanket toss in Kotzebue.
[Juneau, Legislature]
[Juneau, Legislature]
Some segments of film contain sound, and others are silent. Specific information noted on the original film is given here in parentheses. The footage includes a story about the possible move of Alaska's capital, views of Juneau construction, the state capitol building, boats in a harbor, an airplane flying over boats, mountains and fog, town streets, the Red Dog Saloon, traffic and people, maps of Alaska, people in a meeting, construction, a reporter at the capitol building, a reporter overlooking the town, boats (silent and sound), views of Juneau, Bullwinkle's, buildings and a courtyard, flags being raised by the state office building (silent), a boat harbor in Juneau, the ferry "LeConte," men in a rowboat (silent), views of Juneau (silent), people in meetings, the legislature in session (segment titled "State House/State Senate") (silent), the legislature in session, and an Alaska senator being interviewed about outside interests in protecting Alaska's undeveloped areas as well as about conservation efforts in Alaska (silent and sound).
[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.
[Alaska flying in winter and summer]
[Alaska flying in winter and summer]
The original film is labeled “Winter storm, wind storm with Champion, have on video.” The film contains scenes of driving along a snowy road in winter, caribou along the roadside, John Baker gassing up an Aeronca Champion airplane on skis, an airplane taking off, an airplane at a remote location, a man removing wing covers and hand propping the airplane, Queenie the dog going into the airplane, an airplane on skis taking off from a remote strip, a truck crossing a narrow bridge across a river, caribou, aerial views of the landscape, Queenie with a pack, John Baker brushing away a horde of mosquitoes, a bulldozer digging a trench, many airplanes around a lake, construction crews, aerial views of Anchorage, men hunting, and a small tracked vehicle.
[Baker family films]
[Baker family films]
The original film is labeled “Ma and pa golfing, cutting and bringing in Christmas tree, Ma and Tom and Queenie.” The film contains scenes of the Baker family golfing in Michigan, Queenie the dog pulling people on a sled, a small airplane flying low along a shoreline, two people cutting a Christmas tree that is then towed to the truck by Queenie, and blue jays at a bird feeder.
[Aleutians travel, Old Town Valdez]
[Aleutians travel, Old Town Valdez]
The original film is unlabeled. The film contains scenes of ocean waves crashing against a rocky shore in the Aleutian Islands – likely Amchitka, a large abandoned building, a man with a sign that says “Amchitka forest,” a sea otter in ocean waves, otters playing in an enclosed pool, military buildings and Quonset huts, a man fishing, grave markers, a barbed wire fence, wrecked military airplanes, a large airplane hangar, a gun turret, a Reeve Aleutian Airways DC-6 airplane landing, aerial views of clouds and a volcano, grebes in water, a man with a string of fish, John Baker with a string of fish, a road sign for New Valdez and Old Valdez, homes and buildings in Old Valdez that were abandoned following the 1964 earthquake, Pioneer Hall, the oldest building, an old cable office, Hotel Valdez, an abandoned vehicle, old oil tanks along the shoreline, the wrecked boat “Gulf King,” Valdez sheet metal works, a Gilson’s sign, a church, a boy with a bicycle, and pickup truck driving out of town.
[Farrar buggy, scenes outside Alaska]
[Farrar buggy, scenes outside Alaska]
The original film is labeled “Ray Farrar and buggy, me and Champ, Tom shoveling snow – Michigan, Toni on water ski, Siebert and deer.” The film contains scenes of a dog pulling a loaded sled, brief aerial views of a town and an airport landing strip, a large vehicle with many tires moving across the tundra, sections of pipe being hauled by vehicle, a demonstration of a vehicle’s ability to travel smoothly over rough terrain, a small airplane taking off from an airport, John Baker repairing the tail of an airplane, snow storm scenes, a workshop's interior, a deer near a barn, a man posing with a deer, a pheasant in snow, men moving a raft of logs, a water chute and logging operation, a man water skiing, and an airplane on floats landing on water. Some scenes were filmed outside Alaska.
[Alaska summer and fall]
[Alaska summer and fall]
The original film is labeled “Fall and summer.” The film contains scenes of small airplanes around a float pond, John Baker fishing, Alaska wildflowers, canvas-sided cabins, Queenie the dog, a sternwheeler pushing a barge on a river with a fishwheel in the foreground, flowers, a ptarmigan, a barge on a river, a floatplane taxiing on water with railroad cars in the background, travel along a gravel road, road construction possibly in Mt. McKinley/Denali National Park, a glacier, a red squirrel on a picnic table, a magpie, Dall sheep, caribou, a close view of a grizzly bear feeding, blueberries, autumn colors across the tundra, trees, a ptarmigan, a moose, an arctic ground squirrel, a moose, airplanes on skis taking off and landing, John Baker with an airplane, John Baker hunting goose, a beaver in a pond, and a dog chasing after fish.
[Kenai – with Roy and Ethel Koshney]
[Kenai – with Roy and Ethel Koshney]
The original narrated DVD is titled “Kenai.” The original silent film is labeled “Roy Koshney Kenai.” This is the narrated version. The film contains footage of Roy Koshney planting a garden and mending nets for commercial fishing, Roy heading out in an old cannery boat to the fishing grounds on Kasilof or Kenai River, Roy running nets out from his fishing boat, Roy pulling in nets, a sunset over the inlet, a boat hold full of fish, Roy moving fish using a peugh, men offloading fish at a cannery, Roy and Ethel Koshney cutting up salmon, Roy and Dina or Deena Koshney picking berries, the fishing boat PG 78 in a dry dock, and fishermen baiting and running out longline for halibut. An un-narrated scene at end includes a small fishwheel along a river and a man with a string of salmon.
[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.
A Story of Fur
A Story of Fur
The original narrated DVD is labeled “John Baker - A Story of Fur.” The original silent film is labeled “No. 1 Winter Trapline.” The narrated version is played back at a different frame rate and is slower and longer than the silent version. This is the narrated version. The film contains footage of the B&K Trading Company building and the Roadhouse in Talkeetna; Carol and Verna Close baking bread; a dog named Queenie with John Baker checking a trapline during winter; Queenie wearing a dog pack; John Baker hiking in snowshoes and checking a beaver trap; John Baker and trapping partner Gene Lanzaro building a small log cabin from start to finish, including peeling logs, scribing and notching logs, and sawing boards from logs; setting a wolverine trap; a pilot and mailman Cliff Hudson delivering mail via small airplane; John Baker nailing a roof on a cabin, cutting out a window on a cabin, installing a chimney through a cabin roof, looking at Mount McKinley (Denali) through cabin windows, demonstrating window shutters, and showing bear protection around windows; Gene Lanzaro cutting fireweed and the dog Queenie pulling a sled with logs; cooking meat and pancakes inside cabin; John Baker with a lynx that he trapped; a captive marten kept as a pet; a moose; John Baker demonstrating hiking in snowshoes versus without snowshoes in deep snow; John Baker showing a marten he has trapped and field dressing a spruce grouse; a new snowmachine; Queenie barking at a trapped wolverine; scenes of setting and checking a beaver trap, including fresh beaver signs in spring, a beaver snare, a beaver lodge with steam emerging, skinning a beaver, and Queenie pulling a sled; John Baker starting up and flying a small airplane on skis, aerial views of snowy landscapes, and groups of moose; landing an airplane on skis; a moose walking through deep snow; John Baker butchering a moose and loading it onto an airplane; aerial views of mountains and moose; a ptarmigan in white plumage; a snowmachine pulling a sled; showing off a trapline catch at Summit log cabin; Queenie running behind a snowmachine and riding on a sled; an airplane in a windstorm and John Baker digging out the airplane after the storm passes; Lake Hood airplanes and a hangar damaged by a windstorm near Anchorage; John Baker with a roll of furs and a pickup truck at Lake Hood airstrip; Anchorage Fur Rendezvous scenes, including Fourth Avenue in Anchorage, brief glimpses of George Attla and Jimmy Malemute, Roland Lombard mushing along a trail, a helicopter flying over the trail, Jonas Brothers Taxidermy shop in Anchorage, and a fur auction; Myers Furs shop in Michigan, a furrier at work, and John Baker’s father posing in a beaver coat and hat.
[Arnie M. Lee and Family collection - 8]
[Arnie M. Lee and Family collection - 8]
Notes with this film say “1949 Charlotte Ames and Bob, Don, Mrs. Wiener, and Lee Family at Airport, Pan Am DC4; 1949 Norman and Ingrid at Badger Road cabin, 1962 Boat Races, Chena River in Fairbanks, Christmas 1961 Arne Jergen; 1962 Boat Races in Chena Rover; 1962 Norman’s second car 1956 Pontiac; 1962 Hydraulic mining Ester Alaska; 1962 Cleanup at Hassel’s Mine; 1962 Golden Days Fairbanks and Ingrid home in 1972; 1962 Arne and Arnold Nordale, Ferry at Nenana.” The film contains footage of a Pan American World Airways airplane, children playing, children hoisting one another with a rope and pulley system, children skiing, a Christmas tree in a home, a family meal in a home, the Chena River in downtown Fairbanks, power boats on the river, crowds gathered along the riverbank to watch boats, a Fairbanks home, hydraulic giants and a mining operation, men cleaning up a sluice box, dancing in downtown Fairbanks, Monty’s Department Store and Lacey Street Theater signs, views from aboard the Sternwheeler Yutana, the Nenana bridge, a fishwheel, highway travel, and Fielding Lake.
[Arnie M. Lee and Family collection - 6]
[Arnie M. Lee and Family collection - 6]
This film is labeled "San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Alaska Hiway [Highway] to Fairbanks” and notes with the film say “Might be Arne Larsen film, Hiway driving Chevy, 1950s Chevy, Fairbanks, Dave Larsen?, Birch Hill, Dragline, Jergen mining, Gold Dredge Ester or Fox, Circle Hot Springs, Jergen and Guri Lealand, San Diego shipyard, zoo, SFO, LAX.” The film contains footage of Alaska Highway travel, the Riverboat Nenana in a dry dock, Aurora Lodge, a panoramic overview of Fairbanks, mining activities, a gold dredge at work, a dragline in operation, a power plant building, a gold dredge in a float pond, a dragline, hydraulic giants, a conveyor belt, a Circle Hot Springs lodge, the Circle Trading Company building, and scenes outside Alaska.
[Arnie M. Lee and Family collection - 1]
[Arnie M. Lee and Family collection - 1]
This notes on this film say “Anne leaving for Norway, trip on Livengood Road high water, bear hunting, Manley hot springs, Christmas at home, Oslo slab[?], Moss Pery[?], Akers Lees, Snirre.” The film contains footage of a family with a red car, an overview of an Alaska placer mine in a river valley, a summer celebration in downtown Fairbanks with couples dancing in the street as a replica steam train drives by and a KFAR-TV cameraman films the action, an Alaska Airlines airplane landing and taking off again, interior Alaska hillsides in summer and fall, a sluice box and mining operation, high water on the Chena River in downtown Fairbanks, a hunter with a dead bear, Manley Lodge, scenic Alaska landscapes and skies, winter in Fairbanks, a Fairbanks home and trees covered in frost, snowy hillsides, an aerial view of the Alaska Range mountains, passenger airplanes at an airport, and sites in northern Europe.
[Truck on Haul Road]
[Truck on Haul Road]
Footage includes a semi-trailer transporting sections of the Trans-Alaska pipeline along the Haul Road, interior and exterior views of a truck and trailer, pipeline sections being loaded onto a trailer, a semi-trailer traveling on the Haul Road, trucks crossing a bridge, a crane stacking pipeline sections, workers putting pipeline sections on a trailer, and semi-trailers traveling on a road.
[Haul Road, trucks and scenery]
[Haul Road, trucks and scenery]
Footage contains views of semi-trailers traveling on the Haul Road, workers loading empty barrels into a semi-trailer, a man in a cowboy hat, men working on trucks, semi-trailers on the Haul Road, a warehouse, workers loading barrels, road and pipeline construction, road graders, a Finger Mountain sign, a Franklin Bluffs sign and other road signs, Brooks Range scenery, and a Deitrich Camp sign.
[Trucker on Haul Road]
[Trucker on Haul Road]
Footage features semi-trailers on the Haul Road in Alaska, the "furthest north" white spruce tree, a road being repaired, a trucker cleaning off his windshield, the Hammond River, Coldfoot Cemetery, semi-trailers on a road in twilight and snow, a trucker driving, an airplane landing on a runway, an Arctic Circle sign, mountains, bridges, pump station signs, and a trucker eating and driving.