Dogledding demonstrations whoosh into Morton Arboretum this weekend

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In 1925, the children of a small town in Alaska were dying. A diphtheria outbreak threatened Nome and its surrounding towns, and the local doctor was desperate for an antitoxin. The problem was, it was January in Alaska, and the land was locked in winter’s deadly, frozen grasp. With a blizzard raging and temperatures plummeting to minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit, there was only one way to get the serum — sled dogs. Read the rest of this entry »

Musher Melissa Owens from Nome in her 2nd Iditarod

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IDITAROD TRAIL ANNUAL: ANCHORAGE TO NOME SLED DOG RACE 1984

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IDITAROD TRAIL ANNUAL: ANCHORAGE TO NOME SLED DOG RACE 1984

Iditarod Trail Annual, Anchorage to Nome Race – 1983

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Iditarod Trail Annual, Anchorage to Nome Race – 1983

Iditarod: The Great Race to Nome (Signed By Two-time Winner Dewey Halverson

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Iditarod: The Great Race to Nome (Signed By Two-time Winner Dewey Halverson

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Eowyn and Linus On The Iditarod Trail: Two Alaska Sled Dog’s Adventure on Alaska’s Iditarod Trail to Nome

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Why would anyone run more than a thousand miles through some of the world’s most untamed arctic wilderness? What makes the sled dog a stand-out athlete? Can 16 dogs carry a man all that distance? Eowyn and Linus on the Iditarod Trial: Two Alaska Sled Dog’s Adventure on Alaska s Iditarod Trail to Nome gives a dog’s eye view of the last great race on earth with breath-taking photos taken straight from the trail. Join Eowyn and Linus on their first trek through the great white north.

Eowyn and Linus On The Iditarod Trail: Two Alaska Sled Dog’s Adventure on Alaska’s Iditarod Trail to Nome

Iditarod Trail Annual- Anchorage to Nome Race 1974

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Iditarod Trail Annual- Anchorage to Nome Race 1974

Iditarod: The Great Race to Nome

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Men. And women. Dogs. The thrill of extreme adventure . . . the agony of extreme defeat. These are the elements that make up the famous annual Iditarod Sled Dog Race from Anchorage to Nome. Just in time for the Iditarod’s 30th anniversary, comes this new edition of one of the best-selling books on “the Big Trail.” Sherwonit recounts the history and past three decades of the Iditarod and looks forward to its promising future, while photographer Jeff Schultz provides thrilling new photos, from the arctic landscape to the competitors and the dogs they rely on.

Iditarod: The Great Race to Nome

See You In Nome! An Iditarod Rookie Journey

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Husky Productions (Pretty Sled Dogs) has produced it’s second DVD about what it takes to run the Iditarod sled dog race. This time, Sven Haltmann takes you on his journey to reach the start and go all the way to Nome, the finish. With a good attitude and happy Alaskan Huskies, Sven shows us all the work that happens before the race. The qualifying races, the training races, the drop bag preparation, and of course, the dogs. No one goes anywhere without the dogs. Sven’s commentary throughout the video gives insight to beginners and veterans alike. Jump on the runners with Sven…and we’ll See You In Nome!

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11 mushers still on Iditarod trail

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There are still 11 mushers struggling for the Iditarod finish line in Nome. Read the rest of this entry »

Idita-Skate 2008: Proceeds benefit sled dogs

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The moment that made Bethlehem skating coach Janet Tremer as a faithful fan of Iditarod champion Lance Mackey was the 2006 race. Read the rest of this entry »

Iditarod to skip Eagle River Checkpoint No. 1

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The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is rooted in tradition. The annual race to Nome is both a celebration of the official state sport and a memorial to the serum run, which delivered diphtheria serum to Nome in 1925. Read the rest of this entry »

Iditarod ends guessing; restart will be in Willow

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Saves time, money: Organizers say decision best for all concerned. Read the rest of this entry »

Health Issues in Nome

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Today statues stand tall in New York City’s Central Park and Nome, Alaska commemorating the 1925 Serum Run to Nome in which Balto the sled dog led his team and relayed diphtheria antitoxin over 600 miles across Alaska, saving the small city of Nome from an incipient epidemic. Read the rest of this entry »

In Tuluksak, students team with sled dogs

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Every afternoon, a group of 15 middle-school students in Tuluksak meets for class outside the school walls, especially after the snow falls. Read the rest of this entry »

Eleven mushers seek All Alaska Sweepstakes prize

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Eleven mushers have signed up so far for the oldest sled dog race in Alaska, the All Alaska Sweepstakes first contested a century ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Heroic Dog Sled Teams of the 1925 Serum Run

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Balto is a name many people are familiar with. There is a statue of this famous Siberian husky in New York City, and a cartoon children’s film was released in 1995 titled Balto. Read the rest of this entry »

Balto’s musher lived quiet life in Everett

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In 2001, a New York author called me in search of information about Balto, the famous sled dog. It wasn’t exactly Balto that Laney Salisbury was asking about, but the dog’s musher. Read the rest of this entry »

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