YB-10 aircraft, of the U.S. Army Air Corps 1934 Alaskan flight, are parked on a flower-covered meadow in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada. An animated map shows onward flight from Prince George, to White Horse, Yukon, Canada. A formation of YB-10s in flight, and then, parked on a grassy field in White Horse. Lieutenant Colonel Henry H. "Hap" Arnold, leader of the expedition, and some of his fliers stand, conversing. In the background, others are busy refueling their aircraft. One flier is seen rolling a 55 gallon drum of gasoline. Animated map depicts futher progress to Fairbanks, Alaska. Views of rivers and mountains, and ground below with patches of snow, as seen from one of the aircraft in flight.
View of U.S. Army transport ship, "El Aquario," at dockside in San Francisco, California, preparing to get underway in support of the Army Air Corp Alaska Flight Project, in 1934. Views from aboard the El Aquario, as it makes its way out of San Francisco. View from amidship, forward to the pilot house.
Views of surrounding scenery as the ship makes way in protected inland waters from Seattle Washington through Vancouver, British Columbia, and Southern Alaska. View on deck as the ship rolls while underway.. View in ship's dining hall during meal as she rolls slightly (not enough to upset the dishes). An isolated waterfront house seen along the way.
Commissioner Henry O'Malley arrives on an inspection trip to Alaska. Scenic views of water and mountains. Snow covered mountains in view. A Canadian steamer underway. Smoke rises up from smokestack. A waterfall on Inside Passage. Mountains covered with trees in view. The ship passes Millbank Sound. Channels along the coastal British Columbia. Ship underway in the Campbell River. Houses in the town of British Columbia.
Snow covered area in British Columbia, Canada. Vehicle passes on the snow covered area. A man walks with a dog sledge on the snow. A man cuts trees with an axe. Vehicle moves. Women stand at the back side of the vehicle.
Canadian engineers tackle hydro electric project in British Columbia, Canada. The Peace River in British Columbia. The river is diverted from its bed. It flows around project site. Portage mountain dam on the Peace River. Giant earth movers work on highly mechanized operation on Rocky mountains. Canadian engineers tackle the operation. Conveyor belt brings materials to the construction site. Workers discover dinosaur tracks at construction site. They measure their tracks. Engineers construct a hydro electric project.
Official opening of the Trans-Canada Highway in Canada. A large crowd gathers at Rogers Pass in British Columbia for the opening ceremony of the Trans-Canada Highway. Prime Minister John Diefenbaker and other officials gathered for the ceremony. The highway is officially opened. Mountains in the background. Cars seen driving on the Trans-Canada Highway. View of the roadway, mountains and tunnels on the highway.