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Harold Tilleson, Part 2
Harold Tilleson

This is the continuation of an interview with Harold Tilleson on November 28, 2006 by Marie Mitchell in Fairbanks, Alaska. In this second part of a two part interview, Harold continues to talk about working on the construction and maintenance of the winter ice road (Hikel Highway) from Livengood to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. He discusses the work schedule, the long hours, and driving for two days straight from Fairbanks to deliver fuel to Schrader's Bluff, 90 miles north of Anaktuvuk Pass.

Digital Asset Information

Archive #: Oral History 2006-28-08_PT.2

Project: Dalton Highway Project Jukebox
Date of Interview: Nov 28, 2006
Narrator(s): Harold Tilleson
Interviewer(s): Marie Mitchell
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Funding Partners:
National Park Service
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1) Work schedule while working on the Hickel Highway

2) Getting breaks from the long work schedule, and the long trip of driving truck from Fairbanks to Schrader’s Bluff

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Section 1: work — hours\ schedules\ 12 hour shift\ crews\ working\ days — length of\ work — 48 hours\ work — 36 hours\ work — round the clock\ break\ town\ countryside — perception of\ scenery\ mountain\ cold|

Section 2: break\ recreation and relaxation\ town\ work — return to\ driving — semi truck\ Huprick, Fred\ trip — length\ trip — 2 days\ Fairbanks\ Schrader’s Bluff\ not stopping\ freighting\ trucks — passed\ camps\ truck — speed\ work — nonstop\ stop — fuel\ Livengood\ Dall Summit\ Bettles\ truck\ tankers|