Land of Alaska Nellie (1939)
APPROVED · 9min · Documentary, Short · 23 December 1939
Most not familiar with Alaska see it as being perpetually cold and snow covered, which is not the case the summertime. The Inside Passage to Alaska is the longest protected waterway in the world. Traveling north through the passage, this travelogue first enters the modern but small town of Seward, gateway to the interior of Alaska. One of the burgeoning industries is the raising of silver fox and mink. There are many road houses scattered throughout Alaska, but one of the most famous is twenty-three miles outside of Seward on Lake Kenai belonging to Nellie Lawing, better known as Alaska Nellie, who has a long and storied history in Alaska.
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