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Alaska, The 49th State
Description: A glimpse into the varied people, industries and climates of Alaska.
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Clip #: TFA-333A
Length: 15:55
Year: 1959
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Region: North America
Country: United States
State: Alaska
Subject: Timber
Original: 16mm
1950s, Alaska, July 4th, 1959, Alaska, fireworks, Alaska admitted to Union, wilderness, mountains, map showing size of Alaska in comparison to rest of United States, rotating sign advertising 4 hour service Sani-system cleaner, totem pole, varied ethnicities and occupations of Alaskan people, pedestrians, workers, agricultural workers, farmers, varied climates, snow covered wilderness, map showing division of Alaska and major cities, Southeastern Alaska, mountains towering over towns, harbors, Juneau, woods, fishing boat with Alaskan Native fishermen, Alaska Natives, indigenous people, bear searching for fish in rapids, logger felling tree, timber industry, logging truck, log driving, log driver, lumber mill, timber, sawmill, workers, glaciers, Anchorage, street scenes, pedestrians, crosswalk, woman typing on typewriter, mechanic fixing engine, festival, Inuit, Eskimo blanket toss, dogsled race, Elmendorf Air Force Base, globe showing central flight location of Anchorage in relation to rest of world, farms, workers harvesting crops, map showing cultivated and uncultivated locations of farmland, exterior supermarket with signs on windows advertising prices, woman and boy shopping in grocery store, bulldozer felling tree, map showing location of Aleutian Islands, man with rifle slung over his soldier standing watch, map showing geography of Alaskan interior with Yukon River, steamboats, fishing camp along Yukon River, Alaska Natives, Alaskan Native fishing wheel, fresh fish catch being filleted and hung up to dry, Fairbanks, “Welcome to Fairbanks” sign, street scenes, University of Alaska, students, gold mining, gold mine, gold dredge, Northwest and Northern Coastal areas, Eskimos, Inuits, settlement along coast, ivory being carved into tools, tundra, reindeer being herded, Inuit town, seaplane, map showing limited railroad / roads and abundance of air service, passengers boarding Northern Consolidated Airlines plane, bush pilots transporting supplies to Alaska resident, freight being loaded into larger plane, map showing Alaska Railroad route from Seward through Anchorage to Fairbanks, Alaska Railroad train traveling through snow covered region past Mount McKinley, map showing limited transportation linking Alaska to southern states, freighters, trucks and cars driving on highway, Caribou Creek, oil well, factories, mills, workers, children running out of school and boarding school buses, young men and women departing from school and walking towards parked buses

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