Alaska Film Archives

[Haul Road, Fairbanks, Sam and Judy Little, John and Joan Wild]
[Haul Road, Fairbanks, Sam and Judy Little, John and Joan Wild]
This footage features scenes of people dancing at a bar as a band is playing, Haul Road scenes, a crane removing pipeline sections from a semi trailer, black smoke from a fire, a trucker (named "Billy Goat" according to notes accompanying the film) in the cab of a truck, men working on a truck and changing a tire, pipeline construction scenes, trucking and truckers, downtown Fairbanks, Haul Road views, a record cover for singer Sam Little, Sam playing guitar, Sam and his family (the woman is identified as Judy in notes accompanying the film), the family's trailer home, the family going car shopping at Aurora Motors in Fairbanks, a woman (identified as Joan in notes accompanying the film) being interviewed, a woman and child, Sam and Judy being interviewed, views of their home's interior, kids playing, a woman and man (identified in notes as John and Joan Wild) being interviewed and working at a cabin, man in a canoe, and a woman at a cabin.
[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.
[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 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).
[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.
[Trucker Billygoat Wild, Haul Road, Muleskinner's]
[Trucker Billygoat Wild, Haul Road, Muleskinner's]
Specific dates and other information noted on original film are given here in parentheses. The footage features traffic and semi-trailers on Haul Road, men working on trucks, views of scenery and caribou along Haul Road, Deadhorse or a pipeline camp area, the Yukon Tire Service store (possibly in the Livengood area, according to notes on film), the pipeline mid-construction, a trucker (identified in the notes as "Billygoat" or "Billy Goat"), photos of old trucks, "Welcome to Arctic Circle" signs, pipeline camps and pump stations along Haul Road, mountain scenery, a man changing a tire on a truck, a forklift taking a pipe off of a truck, trucker Billy Goat in a truck cab talking on a CB radio, a cabin and possibly a homestead area (identified in the notes as "Muleskinner's"), a family working together at various activities, old photos, a truck parked under a Fox Roadhouse sign, a man reading a newspaper in a cafe, views of trucks and truckers, cabs at an airport, truckers getting luggage at the airport, a trucker (identified as "Sam Little") with his family, people dancing, trucks hauling pipeline sections, a view of the road from inside a pipeline section on a truck, people dancing at a tavern, Samson's Hardware Store in Fairbanks, Sunset Strip in Fairbanks, and views of highway and Haul Road.
[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.