1) ... his background, and growing up in Fairbanks.
Patty, Stan\ Patty, Ernest Sr.\ Patty, Kay\ World War II - Alaska\ Bunnell, Charles\ University of Alaska Fairbanks - founding\ S.S. Northwestern - steamship\ Agricultural College and School of Mines\ gold rush - Fairbanks\ Fairbanks - pre-World War II\ "The Line"\ Model Cafe\ Empress Theater\ Adler, Don - organist\ Fairbanks - children\ Fairbanks Exploration Company\ Fairbanks - "mental health"\ Ladd Field|
2) ... early aviation pioneers and polar explorers that came through Fairbanks.
Fairbanks - pre-World War II\ polar explorers\ Stefansson, Vilhjalmur\ Post, Wiley\ Rogers, Will\ pioneer aviation\ aviation - Alaska\ Weeks Field\ Wien, Noel\ Wien, Sig\ Gillam, Harold\ Pollock, Frank\ Nerland, Jerry\ Hall, Bob|
3) ...their family in Fairbanks.
Patty, Ernest Sr.\ University of Alaska Fairbanks\ McRae Mining\ Patty residence - 6th and Cowles\ Patty, Kay\ Laurence, Sidney\ Fairbanks - pre-World War II\ Jacob, Valentine Francis - bandleader\ Fairbanks - schools pre-World War II|
4) ... summers at the mines.
Patty, Stan\ Patty, Ernest Jr.\ Coal Creek - history\ mining - history\ McRae, A.D. - British Columbia\ mining claims - consolidation at Coal Creek\ mining claims - selling\ Bennett, Frank\ dredges - supplies and shipping\ Walter Johnson Company - San Francisco\ transportation - Yukon River\ shipping - mining equipment\ mining equipment - transportation\ river steamers\ White Pass and Yukon Route - sternwheelers\ Coal Creek - supply from river\ fuel drums - Coal Creek\ Coal Creek - roads\ Coal Creek - air transportation\ Slaven's Roadhouse\ Pollack, Frank\ air transport - sandbar landings|
5) ... taking a historical perspective on mining methods, and more on life at Coal Creek camp.
Coal Creek - machine shop\ Estrada, Frank - cook\ Patty, Kay\ mining camps - lifestyles\ Celetex - fiberboard\ Coal Creek - chores\ Coal Creek - ditches\ Coal Creek - hydraulics\ caribou hunting - Coal Creek\ tobacco use - extent and brands\ mining methods - Coal Creek\ "driving points"\ mosquitoes - Coal Creek\ "points" - explanation\ points - cold water\ points - steam\ points - hot water\ thawing - mining\ mining - thawing\ mosquitoes - repellents and smudges\ Citronella\ Stay-Away\ Buhack\ mosquito nets\ old timers - mining camps\ O'Neill, Bill\ O'Neill, Pat\ Bowman, Bob\ Franklin, Glenn\ mining camps - bunkhouses|
6) ... the gold-mining industry.
Fairbanks Exploration Company\ Patty, Ernest Jr.\ miners - spending money\ dredge jobs - "winchmen"\ miners - wage advances\ Slaven, Frank - memory of\ Slaven's Roadhouse|
7) ... his drift trip down the Yukon River with Dave Mihalic, and his memories of Slaven's Roadhouse.
Patty, Stan\ Mihalic, Dave\ Slaven's Roadhouse\ Yukon River - scenic values|
8) ... more memories of the mining camp and of his brother Ernest Jr.
dozer operators - mining\ mining - dozer operators\ D-2 cat\ Patty, Ernest Jr.\ dredge - Atlas diesels\ Coal Creek - dredge\ Lavery, Bill - flight instructor\ Patty, Ernest Jr. - World War II\ airplane crash - story\ airplane - Grumman Widgeon\ Patty, Ernest Sr.|
9) ... the Woodchopper mining area.
Coal Creek-Woodchopper - road\ Woodchopper Creek - mining\ mining - Woodchopper Creek\ Ramparts of the Yukon - view of\ airstrips - Woodchopper\ fishing - Woodchopper|
10) ... old timers whose claims were consolidated by Patty; old timers who worked at the mines.
Bennett, Frank\ Slaven, Frank\ Berail, Phil\ North Country Challenge\ Ginrich, Harry\ Estrada, Frank - story\ caribou - Coal Creek\ Coal Creek - old timers\ Coal Creek - children\ Edmonson, Merle\ "surgeons" - dozer operators|
11) ... his pleasure that "the Coal Creek dredge still exists and will be part of the park."
Coal Creek - historic preservation\ gold mining - historic value\ historic preservation - Coal Creek\ Patty, Ernest Sr.\ National Park Service - concept of history\ Mihalic, Dave\ Chase, Don\ Yukon-Charley - goals\ Patty, Stan\ Vogler, Joe\ Woodchopper mine - inclusion in preserve|
12) ... clean-up day at Coal Creek dredge.
Coal Creek - gold clean-up\ "clean-up" - gold collection\ dredge - operation\ dredge - description\ gold recovery - melting\ "gold fever"\ gold - transportation\ Pollock, Frank|
13) ... Ernest Patty Sr.'s library, correspondence and other documents which became a part of the University of Alaska Fairbanks collection.
Patty, Ernest Sr.\ Johnson, Jim\ Patty, Stan|
14) ... Kay Patty, the school she started, and her other activities at the mining camp.
15) ... his father's tenure at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Coal Creek - school\ Patty, Kay\ Bureau of Indian Affairs\ Eagle Village - children\ Eagle - Alaska Natives\ Fairbanks - race relations\ Mihalic, Dave\ Patty Peak\ Brewer, Max\ Patty, Stan - parents\ Alaska - intangible values|
Patty, Ernest Jr.\ Patty, Ernest Sr.\ University of Alaska Fairbanks\ Alaska Highway - story\ O'Neill, Bill\ Rasmuson, Elmer\ Walsh, Mike\ Board of Regents\ Taylor, Warren\ Stepovich, Mike\ geophysics program\ Arctic Research Laboratory - Barrow\ Naval Arctic Research Laboratory\ wildlife biology\ Wood, William|