Original Drawing by Artist Gail Niebrugge
ink on Bristol Paper 13″ x 16″, framed under glass 17″ x 23″
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This 1992 ink drawing by Alaska artist Gail Niebrugge is a montage of sights seen along the unique 60 mile gravel road from Chitina to McCarthy, Alaska. Sketched at the top is the Copper River Bridge, an old gas pump and rusted vehicle found in the historic town of Chitina. Along the bottom is a drawing of the Kuskulana Bridge and Gilahina Trestle. The road was built on the rail bed used during the Kennicott Copper Mines for hauling ore to the port of Cordova. In the center of the montage is a wooden wagon, one of the artist Gail Niebrugge’s favorite trucks that grace the streets of McCarthy, and an old buldozer located at Kennicott. Niebrugge loves this road, it is a wonderful trip back to an early time in Alaska’s history. “McCarthy Road” is now offered for sale from the artists private collection.