(4:58 min.) (08 of 09)
Learning to pilot
Mississippi River; compartments; silt; pilot from Tanana -- Bingo; Fort Yukon; young people; working on river; training vs. trial and error; blueprints; college; getting stuck on the river -- lessons learned
(9:55 Min.) (01 of 09)
Barging on the river
barging; river history; summer -- Galena; hauling 140 ton loads; river trips; whole life on river; Holy Cross; freight; Nenana; Yukon; million gallon barge; Nenana; Fairbanks; Core of Engineers; Chena...
60 second, black & white/silent, film clip of a ferry crossing the Tanana River, loading a Thrifty Market [of Fairbanks] truck, and travelling back across the Tanana. There is a nice view of a log building at Rika's Roadhouse.
Title from caption The caption is only partially legible and it is assumed the river they were crossing was the Tanana. People and horses are on the frozen Tanana River. The photograph has an inscription that reads, "Photo by Johnson." The...
"The Healy River Trading Post, Upper Tanana. On left Fred Calendar's Cabin, fox pens, main store with living quarters behind and two small buildings one for tools ect., the other for the goats on the far right the sawmill."
A desk set made as a gift for President William Howard Taft from the people of Fairbanks and the Tanana Valley. Originally had a walrus tusk as the base, now has a walnut reproduction as the base. Gold butt plate with dedication, gold tip cover,...