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Project Jukebox: Mushing

“Dog Mushing in Alaska” highlights stories related to the history of dog mushing in Alaska,¬†showcasing historic oral history interviews and incorporating new recordings into the collection. The recordings included in this project represent various aspects of dog mushing, including traditional use, freighting, mail carrying, recreational use, tourism, sled building, trail systems, dog care, and racing.¬† Continue reading

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Alaskan Adventurer Mary Shields

In 1974, the second year the 1,049-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race was run, Mary Shields became the first woman to finish the race, with the smallest team in the race (only eight dogs) and a part-Labrador lead dog named … Continue reading

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