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NOAA's Historic Coast & Geodetic Survey (C&GS) Collection
Catalog of Images

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Showing light on the meridional arc between Anchorage and Fairbanks. Triangulation party of William Scaife.
Alaska, North of Anchorage 1923
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Lightkeeper preparing to pack into station in Alaska. Often the lightkeepers would be on their own for weeks at a time in the wilderness while waiting for completion of triangulation observations.
Alaska, Between Anchorage and Fairbanks 1923
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Signal building for triangulation work on the Alaska coast.
Alaska 1923
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Signal building for triangulation work on the Alaska coast.
Alaska 1923
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A lightkeeper with his trusty pack dogs on the way to a station during triangulation operations in central Alaska.
Alaska, Between Anchorage and Fairbanks 1923
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Lightkeeper standing at the top of a tower constructed of timber cut on the spot in central Alaska.
Alaska, Between Anchorage and Fairbanks 1923
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A wooden triangulation tower within a tower. Inner tower was to support the instrument while the outer tower supported the observer.
Alaska, Between Anchorage and Fairbanks 1923
357 thumbnail picture
A tough climb for an observing party in central Alaska.
Alaska, Between Anchorage and Fairbanks 1923
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Theodolite used for observations in central Alaska.
Alaska, Between Anchorage and Fairbanks 1923
359 thumbnail picture
Stopping on the trail for lunch on the way to a triangulation station in central Alaska.
Alaska, Between Anchorage and Fairbanks 1923
360 thumbnail picture
Oscar Risvold after a season in the Alaskan wilderness on triangulation work.
Alaska, Between Anchorage and Fairbanks 1923
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Bill Scaife mushing his way to a triangulation station.
Alaska, Between Anchorage and Fairbanks 1923
362 thumbnail picture
A tractor carrying fuel in central Alaska.
Alaska, Between Anchorage and Fairbanks 1923
363 thumbnail picture
Unidentified river in Alaska.
Alaska, Between Anchorage and Fairbanks 1923
364 thumbnail picture
Alaska coastal scene.
Alaska 1923
365 thumbnail picture
Railroad in the interior of Alaska.
Alaska, Between Anchorage and Fairbanks 1923
366 thumbnail picture
Triangulation crew used velocipedes when on the Anchorage to Fairbanks railway prior to heading into the wilderness for triangulation work. Triangulation party of William Scaife.
Alaska, Between Anchorage and Fairbanks 1923
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Leaving the velocipede and getting ready to head into the wilderness along the Alaska to Fairbanks railway. Triangulation party of William Scaife.
Alaska, Between Anchorage and Fairbanks 1923
368 thumbnail picture
The building crew at a triangulation tower in central Alaska. Triangulation party of William Scaife.
Alaska, Between Anchorage and Fairbanks 1923
369 thumbnail picture
Members of triangulation crew of William Scaife in the interior of Alaska on a velocipede between Anchorage and Fairbanks.
Alaska, Between Anchorage and Fairbanks 1923
370 thumbnail picture
A gasoline powered velocipede underway near a railroad siding on the Anchorage to Fairbanks railway.
Alaska, Between Anchorage and Fairbanks 1923
371 thumbnail picture
Packing into the interior. Stopped at a food cache. Triangulation party of William Scaife.
Alaska, Between Anchorage and Fairbanks 1923
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Letting the horses stop to graze on the way into the interior. Believe Mrs. William Scaife is in right center of picture. North of Anchorage.
Alaska, Between Anchorage and Fairbanks 1923
373 thumbnail picture
Crossing over one of the many rivers in central Alaska on a suspension bridge. Triangulation party of William Scaife
Alaska, Between Anchorage and Fairbanks 1923
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Crossing over one of the many rivers in central Alaska on a suspension bridge. Triangulation party of William Scaife
Alaska, Between Anchorage and Fairbanks 1923
375 thumbnail picture
Reconnaissance photo of the Salmon River country as taken from cooperating Army Air Forces aircraft.
Idaho, River of No Return Wilderness, Salmon River 1945 early spring
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Reconnaissance photo of the Salmon River country as taken from cooperating Army Air Forces aircraft.
Idaho, River of No Return Wilderness, Salmon River
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A look into the canyon of the Salmon River from above.
Idaho, River of No Return Wilderness, Salmon River 1945 July
378 thumbnail picture
Starting into the River of No Return Wilderness along the Salmon River. There was packing trouble to start with.
Idaho, River of No Return Wilderness, Salmon River 1945 July 27
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Loading the pack horses at our camp on Cash Bar on the Salmon River.
Idaho, River of No Return Wilderness, Salmon River 1945 July 27
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Floyd Risvold's pack train leaving Dale Ranch, about half way to the next camp.
Idaho, River of No Return Wilderness, Salmon River 1945 August 25
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The two pack trains leaving Cash Bar. Lew Odgers was in the lead and Floyd Risvold was on the white horse, the last on the left. Each pack train had a "belle mare" that was always in the lead.
Idaho, River of No Return Wilderness, Salmon River 1945 July 27
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Lew Odgers' pack train lined up as though ready to hit the trail! This was at Floyd Risvold's camp at the mouth of the Wind River.
Wyoming, Wind River
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Makeshift boat used by level crew of Ira Rubottom along the Salmon River. Definitely a one-way trip.
Idaho, River of No Return Wilderness, Salmon River
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Makeshift boat used by level crew of Ira Rubottom along the Salmon River. Definitely a one-way trip.
Idaho, River of No Return Wilderness, Salmon River
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Makeshift boat used by level crew of Ira Rubottom along the Salmon River. Definitely a one-way trip.
Idaho, River of No Return Wilderness, Salmon River
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Makeshift boat used by level crew of Ira Rubottom along the Salmon River. Definitely a one-way trip.
Idaho, River of No Return Wilderness, Salmon River
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Makeshift boat used by level crew of Ira Rubottom along the Salmon River. Definitely a one-way trip.
Idaho, River of No Return Wilderness, Salmon River
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Floyd Risvold, Lew Odgers, Johnny, and James Beck, Jr. The last three were the two packers and horse wranglers.
Idaho, River of No Return Wilderness, Salmon River 1945 July 27
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Lt. Charles Pierce in the lead with Cowboy Roy Bixby in the rear. Horse-packing into a station in the Big Sur country south of Monterey.
California, Big Sur 1932
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Lt. Bill Tucker and Jack Marks fail to erect observing tent in heavy winds on Pt. Sur.
California, Point Sur 1932 July 25
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Floyd Risvold with theodolite on top of old brewery near the Navy destroyer piers.
California, San Diego 1933
392 thumbnail picture
Looking north up the Big Sur coastline from Station Waters on Partington Ridge.
California, Big Sur 1932
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Building an observing stand at Station Waters.
California, Big Sur 1932
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A view of Station Waters.
California, Big Sur 1932
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Floyd Risvold standing on top of 110-foot tower with Bill Kessler climbing up the ladder leg at Station Livingston. Where Risvold is standing is not much more than a foot to foot and a half wide and nothing but air to hang on to. Party of Lt. John Bowie.
California, San Joaquin Valley 1931
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Floyd Risvold sitting on cross-member of Bilby Tower approximately 100 feet up. Party of Lt. John Bowie.
California, San Joaquin Valley 1932
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Looking up to the top of a 110-foot Bilby Tower with Bill Kessler on the way up.
California, San Joaquin Valley 1932
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Walt Howard fishing at base of Tower Falls, Yellowstone National Park.
Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park
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Floyd Risvold fishing at brink of Tower Falls, Yellowstone National Park.
Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park

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