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The Alaska Highway
Description: A B.F. Goodrich promotional film shows the U.S. Army of Engineers building the Alaskan Highway.
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Clip #: TFA-360E
Length: 13:44
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1940s
Region: North America
Country: United States
State: Alaska
Subject: Construction
Original: 16mm
Keywords:
1940s, Alaska, Canada, Alberta, Alaskan Highway, Al-Can, B.F. Goodrich, World War II, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaskan Highway opening ceremony, ribbon cutting, men shaking hands and applauding, trucks carrying army supplies to Alaska and Aleutian Islands driving on snow covered highway, Goodrich tire factory, tires, male and female workers, truck driving on rural highway, snow covered mountain peaks towering over wilderness, tumultuous river, rapids, maps showing Alaska and the Aleutian Islands located between USSR / Japan and Canada / United States, Alaska Peninsula, fog, U.S. Air Force plane and ship carrying supplies to American military outposts, map showing route connecting Fairbanks to railroad and highway at Dawson Creek, trucks driving on snow covered highway, snow covered mountain peak towering over wilderness, U.S. Army of Engineers, construction of Alaskan Highway, trucks and construction vehicles being used, trees being knocked down, sled dog team, wilderness, woods, snow capped mountains, turbulent rivers and streams, map showing expansion of highway in different locations to link together, Yukon, Whitehorse, skyline, cityscape, Alcan Highway Whitehorse sector headquarters, Brigadier General William M. Hoge and Executive Officer Major E.J. Stan, quartermaster depot set up at railhead, soldiers unloading oil drums from Union Pacific freight train, soldier inventorying rows of oil and gas drums, sign for start of Alaska Highway at Edmonton, Alberta, soldiers walking on sidewalk with Alberta Legislature Building in background, army surveyors locating where center stakes should go for pioneer road, road builders, pioneer road being cleared, bulldozers knocking over trees, road drags, bulldozer tractor pushing dirt, men rappelling down side of cliff and breaking up solid rock and ice, survey being made to straighten out tough curves and set up road width and grade states, carry-all construction machines hauling dirt to make fills, sheepsfoot rollers stamping down soft earth, sheepsfoot tampers, compactors, soil compaction, gravel deposits for topdressing being loaded into trucks with power shovels, gravel trucks driving through shallow stream, trucks driving on engineer-built pontoon bridge over river, truck driving on wooden bridge, gravel being dumped onto road, bottom for road being built from logs and brush, black workers carrying shovels and pickaxes walking on road, men wearing dust masks while shoveling, dust clouds, soldiers hitching ride back to camp after working on highway, workers lined up for food, workers washing clothes in gas-powered washing machines and hanging to dry on clothesline, base set up along road, soldiers saluting superior and getting into trucks loaded with supplies for road building camps, truck convoy, black mechanics at motor pool repairing machines and tires in rolling machine shop, trucks driving on highway, mountain scenery, rivers, lakes, glaciers, truck convoy driving on snow-covered highway, aerial Alaska Highway

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