The Great Serum Race: Blazing the Iditarod Trail

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Ride shotgun with the heroic mushers whose bravery inspired the Iditarod.

In the winter of 1925, Nome, Alaska, was hit by an unexpected and deadly outbreak of diphtheria. Officials immediately quarantined the town, but the only cure for the community of more than 1,400 people was antitoxin serum and the nearest supply was in Anchorage—hundreds of miles of snowbound wilderness away. The only way to get it to Nome was by dogsled.

Twenty teams braved subzero temperatures and blizzard conditions to run over 600 miles in six days in a desperate relay race that saved the people of Nome. Several of the dogs, including Togo and Balto, became national heroes. Today their efforts, and those of the courageous mushers, are commemorated every March by the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Jon Van Zyle’s stunning oil paintings capture the brutal conditions, pristine wilderness, and sheer guts and determination demonstrated by the heroic mushers and dogs.

The Great Serum Race: Blazing the Iditarod Trail

TrailBreakers Pioneering Alaska’s Iditarod Blazing the Last Great Gold Rush Trail in North America

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  • Furs and gold open the Yukon Basin and the trickle begins
  • the Great Klondike Rush of 1898
  • Early dog-team freighting of the Upper Yukon
  • Iditarod GOLD!
  • Decline and Death of the Old Iditarod Trail

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TrailBreakers, Volume I chronicles the rich history of daring men and dynamic events that force the lock and break of the silence of the unknown North.
Gold rush leads to gold rush, trail leads to trail, until it culminates in the last, glorious hell-bent-for-leather gold rush trail in North America.

TrailBreakers Pioneering Alaska’s Iditarod Blazing the Last Great Gold Rush Trail in North America

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