• Short Summary

    A Nuffield sponsored film showing the highway from Dawson Creek in Alberta to Fairbanks, Alaska. Driven by two Morris Minors.

  • Description

    Leaving Fort Nelson the road enters wild and hilly country of the North Canadian Rockies to the top of Steamboat Mountain. Scenic vista's, streams and mountains, past Summit Lake. The Morris has to drive behind a bulldozer clearing rocks fron the road that have fallen from rock slides. Fast running Toad River. On past Lake Muncho with great mountains in the B G. Through the Laird River Valley and across the Liard Suspension Bridge. Lorries pass churning up dust. The rapids of Whirlpool Canyon. More driving to Contact Creek, where the road building crews from the North met those from the South completing 1500 miles of the Alaskan Highway in seven months. A large sign records the event.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2847.04
    Media URN:
    82870
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1950 - 1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:07:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:00:00 / 01:41:36:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

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