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Description: A trip through Alaska mining country in the early 1920s.
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Clip #: TFA-155B
Length: 14:55
Color: B/W
Sound: Silent
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1920s
Region: North America
Country: United States
State: Alaska
Original: 16mm
Man sprays strong stream of water from hose to wash gold out of quartz on hillside. Hose sprays into sluice washing gold out of soil. Men aim smaller hose at dirt mound with water coming down sluice. Man with shovel stands by. CU man spraying water into muddy hill. Man pushes muddy water down sluice. Large structure with buckest on conveyor belt bring up mud from river bed. Large stamp mill on hillside above river used to crush quartz rock Moving shot along fishing boat parked at salmon fishery. Nets pull flopping salmon out of river and dump into boat. Conveyor belt carrying fish while man with pike loads them. Conveyor belt dumps fish into chute Men working outdoors at table preserve sealskins with salt. Man counts out skins. Another man rubs on salt then rolls up skin and hands to man who puts it in barrel. Man on prow of ship fires harpoon gun at whale in water. Whaling station. Whale being dragged up wooden ramp by tail. Men are standing riding on head. They start removing skin and blubber. Large slab of whale skin is dragged across platform and chopped into pieces and put down ramp. Inuit Eskimo women and men on shore with kayaks. Women scoops fish out of boat with a bowl and dumps into tub while child watches. Women weaving fish together using reeds. CU Inuit woman with child on back. CU Inuit children. Woman feeds baby. Inuits dancing in ceremonial costumes with feathered hats. Man hits skin drum and sings. Inuit Eskimo children doing toe touching calisthenics at government school with pine trees in back. classroom with girl student reading a book. Inutit children wearing school uniforms sit at table and learn to sew. Adult working with girl on sewing machine. Two girls wearing aprons baking bread. One kneads a bowl of dough while one stacks loafs. Boy at blackboard does drawing. Boys making snowshoes and dog sleds LS of city of Juneau from harbor with mountain in background. Tracking shot along shore front with fishing camps. Pan across town from above showing harbor and buildings. Large totem pole on street corner with sign The Nugget Shop. Wheat field and farm with snow covered peaks behind. Barns and silo. Young boy feeding flock of chickens. Bulldozer drives towards camera dragging logs behind with chains through forest and along stream. Rolls logs into stream. LS steam passenger train moving left to right along steel trestle bridge. Train moving ahead down tracks shot from behind. Sunlight reflected on water from back of ship.

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