Joe Redington’s Iditarod Booklet

Redington 0A slim little booklet came to my attention at the Palmer library recently; if memory serves me it was tucked into their collection which cannot be checked out of the library but must remain in the building. Titled Iditarod Trail, The Old and The New, published by Alladin Publishing in Palmer, Alaska around 1990, the booklet was apparently authored by M. Carter; across the bottom of the front cover are the words “Story by Joe Redington.”

The book has some interesting charts and tables, such as a listing of the original 1907 route with the stopping points named, and a list of the roadhouses on the trail. There are a number of old photographs, but the most interesting part is that written by old Joe. I’ll share some photos I took at the library with my cellphone, hope they’re readable.

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About Helen Hegener

I write nonfiction books about Alaskan history, and my titles currently include The Alaska Railroad 1902-1923, Alaskan Roadhouses, Alaskan Sled Dog Tales, The First Iditarod, The All Alaska Sweepstakes, The Yukon Quest Trail, The Matanuska Colony Barns, and others. You can contact me via email at helenhegener@gmail.com
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