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Nenana on the Tanana River, Interior Alaska

Overflight of Nenana and the Tanana River from south to north, looking east. Riverboat in foreground, warehouse for river barge line and train station in foreground, Alaska Railroad bridge over the Tanana River (built 1923) in background. Another take of the same views is repeated. Flight continues along route of what is now the Parks Highway showing the predecessor road.

Date: 1954
Duration: 52 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Street scenes of Anchorage, Alaska, in summer of 1954

A 1953 Cadillac sedan, covered with dust, drives along a road, passing homes in Bootlegger Cove residential neighborhood of Anchorage, Alaska. Next sequence shows Fourth Avenue south of C street, with vehicles moving along the street and several pedestrians on the sidewalk . A hotel is identified by its sign. Street level closeup of the pink-colored MacKay building, at 337 E 4th St, at corner of E 4th and Denali Street. ( It opened in 1951 as Mount McKinley Apartments, was renamed the MacKay building, and decades later, renovated and called the McKinley Tower.)

Date: 1954, August 24
Duration: 47 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Looking across Gastineau Channel at Juneau, the capitol city of Alaska.

View from Douglas Island looking across Gastineau Channel at the city of Juneau nestled at the foot of Mount Juneau (left) and Mount Roberts (right). At the time (1954) Juneau was the Capital of the Territory of Alaska. (Note: Gastineau Channel is a part of the "Inside Passage" of SE Alaska, a naturally protected waterway of the North Pacific Ocean.)

Date: 1954, January 20
Duration: 30 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Information about unidentified airplanes is transmitted in the United States.

A public television program by the U.S. Army entitled 'The Big Picture.' U.S. troops are seen hunkered down and looking through binoculars in a defensive position in Korea, during the Korean War. American soldiers riding atop a Sherman tank on a city street in Germany, during World War II. Ski troops moving across snowy hill in Alaska. U.S. Army amphibious assault training on a beach in Puerto Rico. Army Master Sergeant Stuart Queen, narrator, speaks about America's defense against threat of atomic attack in these times of lukewarm peace. View of mountainous region in Alaska. A cluster of Cup'it Eskimo dwellings is seen on Nunivak Island, in the Bering Sea. Several of the local inhabitants are fishing through holes cut in the ice. Vapor trails are seen from Soviet aircraft flying at high altitude. A sign on a tarpaulin displaying logo of the Army Signal Corps, reads,"Alaska Communication System, Long Distance Commercial Telephone-Telegraph." A tracked vehicle carries a soldier to a facility posting a sign reading, "Alaska Communications System Receiver Station." Several tall antennas loom above the site. The soldier, dressed in arctic gear, steps from the tracked vehicle and walks past several snow shoes, standing upright in the snow, to enter a white wooden building. Inside, a man in civilian clothes works at a battery of telecomunications equipment. He transmits a message about the aircraft sighting, to the Alaska Communication System facility in Fairbanks Alaska (briefly shown) by means of a telegraph key. From there it is relayed to a Signal Corps facility, shown, in Washington, DC. A soldier is seen Inside that facility, in a room filled with computers and telecommunications equipment. A Sergeant handles paper tape messages being sent ant received by teletype. Another soldier plugs connections into a communications switchboard. Next, the camera pans over the entrance to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, in the Pentagon. More views of soldiers attending banks of teletype machines. Animated map displays paths of orders being transmitted to U.S. Air Defense Centers in San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, New York, and Atlanta. View from control room, of several U.S. Air Force F-94 Fighter Interceptor aircraft on an airfield ramp. A controller activates a Klaxon horn and pilots on alert, in the Fighter Interceptor Squadron ready room, jump up and scramble to their aircraft. A pair of F-94s taking off. One is number 51-5385. Next, a U.S. Navy F-9 fighter plane is seen taking off from an airfield. It displays tail code AE. It is followed by another F-9 aircraft.

Date: 1954
Duration: 3 min 39 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Organizational chart reads CINCAL COMMANDER IN CHIEF, ALASKA at Elmendorf Air Force Base Alaska.

Organizational chart reads CINCAL COMMANDER IN CHIEF, ALASKA at Elmendorf Air Force Base Alaska. Arrow pinpoints AAC, Alaskan Air Command.

Date: 1954, October 7
Duration: 21 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Map of Alaska at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska.

Map of Alaska at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. Arrow pinpoints Kodiak. Arrow pinpoints Elmendorf Air Force Base. A tag reads Arctic circle.

Date: 1954, October 6
Duration: 3 min 48 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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