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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Okanagan-based historian, Francois Arsenault is looking for information on vintage footage a viewer of his YouTube channel submitted that appears to have been filmed in Fort St. John and other areas along the Alaska Highway.

Arsenault says the footage was found by one of his viewers, Jim Henderson after he moved into a cabin on Dolly Varden Lake in the Yukon.

The footage is approximately 11 minutes long, dates back to about 1977, and appears to show the Alaska Highway when it was still a gravel road.

Arsenault says it’s a mystery who shot the footage and where most of it was shot, with only one location confirmed – Contact Creek, located on the BC/Yukon border.

He encourages those who can identify any of the locations to comment under his YouTube video along with a timestamp.

To view the footage, click here.



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