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Alaska's Appreciation for Sled Dogs Continues as the Iditarod Mushes on
The Iditarod Sled Dog Race takes dog mushers and their team on a thousand mile journey over vast frozen stretches of Alaska’s tundra. The Iditarod trail we know today was largely established in the early 1900’s. The trail was used regularly to get supplies to miners in the Iditarod region and as far away as Nome during Alaska’s gold rush days. The trail runs past the front door of an old pool hall at the Knik Town Site.
By Dan Carpenter
August 9, 2013