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  • emAmazing Pipeline Storiesem
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    Amazing Pipeline Stories

    Built from 1974-1977, the Trans-Alaska Pipeline runs 800 miles from the state’s North Slope to Valdez and has since funneled close to 17 billion barrels of oil. Dermot Cole shared the history of the pipeline…

  • CSPAN Explores Native Alaskan Culture
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    Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center

    The Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center in Anchorage highlights hundreds of indigenous Alaskan Native artifacts. Director Aron Crowell explained what it means to have these cultural and historical treasures on…

  • Economics of Alaskas Seafood Industry
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    Economics of Alaska's Seafood Industry

    The seafood industry is one of the top economic drivers in Alaska. Jim Calvin, principal at McDowell Group, explained how regulations have helped preserve and protect Alaska’s ocean life. Mike Erickson,…

  • CSPAN Explores History of Gold Mining in Alaska
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    Mining in Alaska

    Miners rushed to Fairbanks after the discovery of gold in 1902. Dexter Coleman, a former prospector, shared the history of mining in the area and the various tools and techniques used to extract gold from…

  • Ladd Army Air Force Base During World War II
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    Ladd Army Air Force Base During World War II

    During World War II, Ladd Army Airfield in Fairbanks was a hub for the lend-lease policy between the U.S. and Russia. Ladd Army Air Field historian Mike Ferguson explained how thousands of American plans,…

  • Ted Stevens Foundation
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    Ted Stevens Foundation

    Alaska Senator Ted Stevens was once the longest-serving Republican member of the U.S. Congress. Senator Stevens served from 1968-2009. Karina Waller, executive director of the Ted Stevens Foundation, highlighted…

  • Murmur Exhibit
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    Murmur Exhibit

    A pingo is a geological creation found only in the Arctic’s highest latitudes. Adam Baldwin, director of Community Partnerships and Outreach at Anchorage Museum, toured the Murmur exhibit, which uses art and…

  • Alaska Native Heritage Center
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    Alaska Native Heritage Center

    There are 11 indigenous Alaska Native culture groups in Alaska. The Alaska Native Heritage Center shows how each of the various groups lives and the traditions that are still carried on today. Cultural…

  • Alaska State Capitol
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    Alaska State Capitol

    Juneau is the capital of Alaska. The capitol building was completed in 1931 and housed the Federal and Territorial government until statehood in 1959. Alaska architect and chair of the Alaska Committee Wayne…

  • University of AlaskaAnchorage Special Collections 1964 Earthquake
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    University of Alaska-Anchorage Special Collections, 1964 Earthquake

    On March 27, 1964, a 9.2 magnitude earthquake struck Alaska, the most powerful earthquake in North America. Arlene Schmuland, head of University of Alaska-Anchorage Special Collections, featured some images…

  • Alaskan Reporter Recounts 1989 Massive Oil Spill
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    The Spill

    On March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez oil tanker struck a reef and spilled close to 11 million gallons of oil. Stan Jones, former investigative reporter with the Anchorage Daily News, recounted the timeline of…

  • emThe Fur Farms of Alaskaem
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    The Fur Farms of Alaska

    For over 200 years, the fur trade brought settlers into the Alaskan territory. In her book, The Fur Farms of Alaska, Sarah Isto shared the history of the fur industry in Alaska from its peak in the 19th…

  • First Woman to Complete Alaska Iditarod Discusses Experience
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    Sled Dog Trails

    Mary Shields is the first woman to complete the Iditarod, the 1,000 mile dog sled race from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska. She shared how she prepared for the race and the challenges encountered along the way.…

  • emBlonde Indianem
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    Blonde Indian

    Ernestine Hayes was born in Juneau, Alaska, in 1945. In her memoir, Blonde Indian, she recounted her life in the native village and the challenges of growing up in a colonized Alaska. C-SPAN’s Local…

  • emThe Firecracker Boysem
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    The Firecracker Boys

    In 1958, Edward Teller, creator of the hydrogen bomb, came to Alaska with plans to detonate six nuclear bombs off the coast of Alaska. Dan O’Neill, author of The Firecracker Boys, unveiled the real motive…

  • TransAlaska Pipeline
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    Trans-Alaska Pipeline

    The Trans-Alaska Pipeline stretches 420 miles across Alaska from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez, Alaska. Betsy Haines, Alyeska Pipeline’s Vice President of Risk and Technical Support, explained the challenges of…

  • After Words with Mark Adams
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    After Words with Mark Adams

    Mark Adams shared his experience retracing the 1899 Harriman Expedition through Alaska and explored the differences in the region’s climate and environment, then and now. He’s interviewed…

  • emLooking for Alaskaem
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    Looking for Alaska

    Mr. Jenkins talked about his book Looking for Alaska, published by St. Martin’s Press, a personal account of the people and culture in that state. He also talked about the experiences that…

  • emEskimo Hunters Northwestern Alaskaem
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    Eskimo Hunters, Northwestern Alaska

    The lives of indigenous people living in the village of Point Hope on the remote Arctic Ocean coast of Alaska are detailed through the narration of a young boy. This United World Films production was…

  • emAlaskas Silver Millionsem
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    Alaska's Silver Millions

    This educational film is narrated by Father Bernard Hubbard, a geologist and Jesuit priest who popularized the Alaska wilderness from the 1920s through the 1950s with lectures, magazine articles and films.…

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