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Brad Snow
Brad Snow

Brad Snow was interviewed on June 2, 2005 by William Schneider and Karen Brewster at Elmer E. Rasmuson Library on the campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks in Fairbanks, Alaska. Brad donated photographs to the Alaska and Polar Regions Collections & Archives at Rasmuson Library taken by him and his wife, Lilly Allen, of river life in the mid-1970s in what is now Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. The Brad Snow and Lilly Allen Photograph Collection provides a wonderful glimpse into a way of life that few people have the opportunity to experience, as well as a key period in the history of Alaska land use issues. In this first part of the interview, Brad talks about coming to Alaska and how he ended up on the Yukon River. The rest of the interview is comprised of Brad talking about the individual photographs. Click here to view the full slideshow of these photographs with audio of Brad providing context for and descriptions of them. Disregard the numbers that Brad says; they were temporary identifiers that do not always correspond to the order of the images in the slideshow.



Digital Asset Information

Archive #: Oral History 2005-18

Project: Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve
Date of Interview: Jun 2, 2005
Narrator(s): Brad Snow
Interviewer(s): Bill Schneider, Karen Brewster
Location of Interview:
Location of Topic:
Funding Partners:
National Park Service
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1) Childhood in New England, working in New Hampshire at the Appalachian Mountain Club, and learning to love the outdoors and rural living

2) Meeting Dave Evans and moving to a remote cabin near Whitehorse, Canada

3) Moving to Alaska and deciding to go out to the Yukon River near Eagle, Alaska

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Section 1: childhood\ New England\ rural life\ college\ peace movement\ hitchhiking\ New Hampshire\ Dodge, Joe\ Appalachian Mountain Club\ New Hampshire\ mountains\ woods\ job - electrician\ wilderness|

Section 2: Evans, Dave\ New Hampshire - leaving\ Takhini River\ Canada\ Whitehorse\ cabin - location\ cabin - building\ winter\ logs\ river\ authorities\ camp - departure from\ Patton, Sage\ coming to Alaska\ job - looking for|

Section 3: Anchorage\ Allen, Lilly\ Evans, Dave\ Sheep Mountain\ Glenn Highway\ cabin\ social life\ river culture\ bush lifestyle\ western Alaska\ Holitna River\ Stoney River\ Kuskokwim River\ popularity\ expensive\ Eagle, Alaska\ Yukon River\ economics\ trucks - sale of\ Eagle - travel to\ supplies\ gear|