Iditarod Competitor to Speak at Library

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Iditarod Sled Dog Race Competitor Dewey Halverson will speak at the Bartlesville Public Library on Thursday, January 24 at 7:00 p.m. The program is appropriate for all ages, even adults!

At the age of 19, Dewey Halverson arrived in Alaska prepared to live in the wilderness and rise to the challenge of “The Last Frontier.”

While mushing dogs, fishing, building a home, and raising a family, Dewey amassed a plethora of tales and stories that span his more than three decades of Alaskan adventure.

His involvement with the Iditarod Sled Dog Race began in 1973 as a volunteer. In 1978 Dewey entered his first Iditarod and has since successfully completed the race nine times.

He has placed as high as 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 11th in his bid for the Iditarod Championship and has been the recipient of the Alascom Midway Trophy, the Gold Coast Award and the Sportsmanship Award for a lifesaving rescue effort in 1996. Dewey also served on the Iditarod Trail Committee Board of Directors.

Source: Bartlesville Public Library

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