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  • Placer mining operations 1960s
    I enjoy watching the television shows about mining in Alaska…. May I say they are nothing like this video shows about mining in the 60s. I know that I have said on some of these videos that my back aches watching people work so hard…. When I watched this one, I not only thought that […]
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postheadericon Fur Rendezvous Scenes

It was not all hard work… This video shows Scenes from Fur Rendezvous in Anchorage, Alaska.
Looks like an event that people would look forward to going to for months in advance. Just think of the stories that were told when something like this took place.

If you enjoy learning about the way things use to be done.. you may enjoy this book called
The lost Ways. Just take a look at the Table of Content for an idea of all this book has to offer.

Next up in this series of videos is Airplanes in Winter Storm

Scenes from Fur Rendezvous in Anchorage, Alaska, during the late 1960s include dog mushers hooking up their teams on 4th Avenue, racing along trails, and crossing the finish line. Mushers include George Attla, Bergman Sam, Jimmy Malemute, and Roland Lombard. Clip also includes scenes from the fur auction and Jonas Brothers Museum and Taxidermy shop. John Baker filmed the sequence during the late 1960s and added narration in about 2000 (Color/Sound/16mm film). This sequence contains excerpts from AAF-16367 from the John Baker collection held by the Alaska Film Archives, a unit of the Alaska and Polar Regions Collections & Archives Department in the Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks. For more information please contact the Alaska Film Archives.

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