Tag Archives: Sled Dog Tales

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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A.A.”Scotty” Allan

From the Wenatchee World, Wenatchee, Washington, June 29, 1909: “Scotty” Allan, Dog Trainer Winner of All-Alaskan Sweepstakes an old-time resident of Chelan County and well known here The Seattle Post-Intelligencer of Monday night contained an interesting story regarding “Scotty” Allan, … Continue reading

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A Call for Sled Dogs

We’re looking for sled dogs (and their mushers) who would like to participate in a unique opportunity to tell the world about mushing and sled dog racing! The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is hosting the fourth annual “IditaChat” on … Continue reading

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