Extractions: ...Click for Menu... ~~ Home ~~ Light a Fire Quotations How to Add Games Email Book Clubs Book Store Coupons Calendar Blog Free Web Content Games Jokes Newsletters Parents Postcards Printables Screensavers Suggest a Site Tell a Friend Top Ten Pages Topic Directory ~~ Search this Site Arts, Crafts, Music Computers, Internet Hobbies, Sports Geography Holidays, History Language Arts Math Parents, Teachers Pre-K and K Science, Animals Link to Us From my Mailbox My Bio Ad Rates Write Me Visit My Office Select the correct answers using the drop down menus. Click submit to see your score. Incorrect answers will be marked with a check. 1. In what city does the Iditarod race finish?
Iditarod Scavenger Hunt The iditarod Alaska s Last Great Race Dog team descending Cordova Street hill The iditarod. Not all the challenges for iditarod racers are to be found in the Bush. Mushers and their teams must http://webtech.kennesaw.edu/jpine/shunt.htm
Extractions: 1. What was the date of the first Iditarod race? (Hint - Look at Question #1) 2. Which musher came in first place during the Iditarod in 2001? How long did it take him (days, hours, and minutes)? 3. How many dogs are usually on a team? (Hint - Look at Question # 4) 4. How many miles long is the race? (Hint - Look at the total number of miles on the bottom of the chart) 5. How many checkpoints does each musher need to go through? (Hint - Look at Question # 5) 6. Name 3 things that a musher must keep with him on the trail (mandatory items). (Hint - Look at Question # 5) Calendar Newsletter Key Pals Web Quest ... Home Graphics by: http://www.adn.com/iditarod/
Extractions: Not too long when you consider all of the mishaps along the Iditarod Trail. Bill Borden, first Georgia resident to complete the 1,151 mile Iditarod Sled Dog Race from Anchorage to Nome, encountered many tests of faith along the way. Only 200 miles into the race, Bill broke his gangline in a crash with a tree on the Happy River Steps, a particularly notorious section of the trail. This left him with only his two wheel dogs, Lookout and Smoke, to push the sled up the incline to Rainy Pass, a distance of about five miles before another musher helped tow him with their team. The other 14 dogs were reunited with the wheels dogs after about 12 miles of mushing on their own. The dogs were encountered in a perfect trot crossing Finger Bear Lake by a snowmachiner. Sandy McKee, and Rick Horstman fellow rookie mushers, helped Bill get the dogs lined out among the trees and then left him to reassemble the team. After reaching Rainy Pass, Bill realized his back was severely injured in the wreck and was forced to take his 24-hour layover this early in the race. By doing so, some
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Extractions: A few instructions for all of our new and returning friends. When placing an order you will be asked for your email address. Please use the email address given to us in the past (if your email address doesn't work or you did not provide one before, then you will need to set up a new account). Then click on the link that says "I forgot my password". This will automatically create and send you a password to logon to your account. If you are an international shopper (including Canada) , please review our shipping policy before you order. Also your address may not fit completely so we ask you to use the comment section at the end of your order to re-enter your COMPLETE address so your order won't be delayed. Also for international shipments, we use FED EX not Postal mail so your charges may be different (Please read our shipping policy before placing your order).
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Seward Trailblazers Describes the beginning of the historical iditarod trail which runs from tidewater at Seward to Nome. http://www.geocities.com/sewardtrailblazers/
Extractions: Seward Trailblazers-Where the Iditarod begins! This Seward Trailblazers site is set up to provide information on the original Iditarod Trail that started in Seward and ran north to Nome. In this Index you will find a short history of the Historic Iditarod Trail, the Iditarod trail through Seward, how the trail links to our schools and the trail route to Girdwood. The Seward Trailblazers and the start of the Historic Iditarod Trail The Trailblazers are a group of volunteers that is locating, building and maintaining the historic Iditarod Trail from Seward to Girdwood, Alaska. Working with state, federal and local agencies we have completed the first 12 miles from Seward to the Snow River! Seward Trailblazers The First Trailblazers Walk the Iditarod Trail through Seward. Iditarod Trail links to Schools. Seward is Mile of the Iditarod National Historic Trail! Map of Start of Iditarod Trail Iditarod Trail from Seward to Mile 12 The Seward Centennial Ultra Marathon-One in a Hundred!
Iditarod Dog Sled Race The iditarod Sled Dog Race commemorates a frantic attempt to save lives in Nome, Alaska during a diphtheria outbreak in 1925. http://mdmd.essortment.com/iditaroddogsle_ohm.htm
Extractions: Iditarod dog sled race The Iditarod Sled Dog Race commemorates a frantic attempt to save lives in Nome, Alaska during a diphtheria outbreak in 1925. In 1925 a desperate race was run to save lives in the icebound community of Nome, Alaska. A diphtheria epidemic had broken out, and no serum was available to treat the disease. Frantic telegraph messages for help were sent to all of the neighboring communities in an effort to locate the closest available supply of the life-saving serum. Hope began to plummet when it was learned that the closest supply was in Anchorage, about a thousand miles away. No airplanes were available to fly the serum to Nome. It was decided that the fastest way to get the serum to Nome would be to ship it by rail to the town of Nenana, over 650 miles from Nome, then have a strong team of huskies waiting to pick up the antitoxin and take it from there. This first Iditarod "race" was actually a relay of many different dog teams and mushers from different villages along the route. The much-needed serum arrived in just over 127 hours, in time to save hundreds of lives. The modern Iditarod race, held in early March, is said to be 1049 miles long. The 1049-mile figure is symbolic, representing a thousand mile race in the 49th state. There are actually two different routes that are used in alternating years, and they are closer to 1200 miles in length.
Home Provides racing history, iditarod, Yukon Quest, and training photos, and sponsor information. http://www.daltongangkennels.com/
Extractions: 2005 Racing Dave has a new E-mail address drop him a line. email@example.com Dave sent in some pictures 09-11-05 from the Morris glacier See the Glacier tours on the left. The team bio's are accessible through the link below Meet the Dalton Gang 2005 If you logged on here take the time to send Dave a Buck to help pay for this web site. Send it to the address below. Please Purchase T shirts $12 and Sweatshirts $25 Click on the form below. Feeling Frisky!! Visit Reflections and ask for a Dave Dalton T Shirt. The ladies will be happy to oblige. Or you can find Dalton gang T shirts in the Yukon Quest Store. Dave Dalton and the 2004 Racing Team Brochure.pdf Dalton Gang Kennels P.O. Box 345 Healy, AK 99743 firstname.lastname@example.org Phone (781) 293-1406 or (907) 841-4507 Dave's Order-Form.pdf Click here to see all the web contents Site Index
WorkshopQuest: The Iditarod Dog Sled Race New Logo The Electronic iditarod Project known as eiditarod 2005 free project for classrooms iditarod National Historic Trail, all rights reserved. http://midgefrazel.net/wqiditarod.html
Welcome To Plettner Kennels iditarod training facility, with information regarding kennels, and training. iditarod 2000 featured four Plettner teams, among them Lynda's husband, Dan, and Fedor, a Russian adventurer known internationally for his various undertakings. http://www.plettner-kennels.com/
1998 Iditarod Trail Dog Race The AlaskaCam, a live shot looking east on Fourth Avenue in Anchorage, Alaska, toward the beautiful Chugach Range. http://camera.touchngo.com/98Irod.html
Extractions: Services Web Search Financial ... AlaskaCam 1998 Iditarod Start The 1,100 mile Iditarod Trail Dog Race from Anchorage to Nome, starts right down the street from the AlaskaCam . Part of the staging area is in the view area. Here are a few of the captured images as the city workers prepare the street for the race, through the start. A day later, they were in the Alaska Range about 100 miles west of Anchorage, near Puntilla Lake Touch N' Go Systems, Inc.
Riverboat Discovery -- Fairbanks, Alaska Three and a half hour cruise aboard the authentic sternwheeler Riverboat Discovery III, visit a traditional Athabascan fish camp, and the home and kennels of fourtime iditarod champion Susan Butcher. http://www.alaskaone.com/discovery/
Extractions: The Binkley family has operated sternwheeler riverboats in Alaska since the Gold Rush of 1898. Captain Jim and Mary Binkley first offered riverboat tours in Fairbanks in 1950 and the business has grown every year since. Their three sons, Skip, Jim Jr., and Johne, are all licensed riverboat captains, and daughter-in-law Judy heads the Discovery Trading Post gift shops. The youngest Binkleys join the crew at age five and continue the family tradition started by their great grandfather, Charlie Binkley. Daily Sailings
Extractions: General Information In 1925, a diphtheria epidemic threatened the town of Nome. The much needed serum was raced from Nenana to Nome by dog team. Twenty teams relayed the medicine 674 miles in 127.5 hours! Today this historic event is commemorated with the world famous Iditarod Sled Dog Race. The competition starts in Anchorage on the first Saturday in March. The first musher arrives in Nome approximately 9-11 days later. Teams continue to arrive day and night for the next week and a half. In Nome, activities include a reindeer potluck, arts & crafts shows, Iditarod awards banquets, an opportunity to "meet the mushers," the world's largest basketball tournament the Iditarod Basketball Tournament (over 50 teams in one location), the Ice Golf Classic and a dart tournament. Be sure to make hotel reservations in advance or phone the visitor center for housing assistance. History of the Red Lantern During the days of Alaska sled dog freighting and mail carrying, dog drivers relied on a series of roadhouses between their village destinations. Since these mushers ventured out in all types of weather they decided to use a "flight plan." Word was relayed ahead that a musher and team were on the trail, and a kerosene lamp was lit and hung outside the roadhouse. It not only helped the dog driver find his destination at night, but more importantly, it signified that a team or teams were somewhere out on the trail. The lamp was not extinguished until the musher safely reached his destination.
Extractions: IdidaRide Sled Dog Tours in Seward, Alaska Here at Seavey's Iditarod Racing Team our focus is on our family, both human and canine. We boast three generations of top-20 Iditarod racers and fourteen generations of champion sled dogs. Dan Seavey Sr. founded our racing program in 1965 and competed in the first two Iditarods in 1973 and '74. Once the wheels were set in motion there was no stopping us. Dan's eldest son, Mitch Seavey, took over the racing in 1982 and has since completed twelve Iditarods. We now have five Iditarod veterans in the family and Mitch won the race in 2004. We offer summer sled dog tours at Dan's original homestead to educate the public about the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and to help defray the expenses incurred by the racing efforts. These tours are conducted with the same professional family attitude that has caried us to victory many times in the toughest of sled dog competitions. Ever since the early days in our racing career our goal has been to win the 1,150 mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, undoubtedly the toughest feat of endurance imaginable for man and dogs. Although we accomplished that goal in 2004, we have continued our relentless quest for the top and in 2005 Mitch won his first Kusko 300, a premier 300 mile Iditarod qualifying event. Whether we are hosting our summer tours or out on some lonely windblown trail, our goal is to share our unstopable tradition of family teamwork with all who we meet. IdidaRide Sled Dog Tours : Daily summer sled dog tours in Seward and winter dog sled adventure tours.
Iditarod The iditarod the First Day of the Last Great Race running of the iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race but most could not expect to even meet their expenses. http://www.alaska.net/~design/scenes/iditarod/iditarod.html
Extractions: the First Day of the "Last Great Race" I t started three-quarters of a century ago with a serum run from Anchorage to the coastal community of Nome in Northwest Alaska. There were no roads then between the two communities more than 1,000 miles apart, and there are none today. A train took the serum as far as Nenana. It was carried for the last 674 miles by dogsled. A relay of 20 mushers responded to the medical emergency a diphtheria epidemic. T he photos on this page are from the 1996 race. On March 2nd, 1996, about 900 dogs and their mushers gathered on Fourth Avenue in downtown Anchorage to set off on a similar trip. This time it was simply for the adventure of it. Several were hoping to win some of the $300,000 prize money in the 24th running of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race but most could not expect to even meet their expenses. (A local sports writer referred to $100,000 dog kennels in a story about a musher he described as an exception to that trend.) O n the first day of the race, 60 mushers - most of them Alaskans but some from as far away as Norway, Italy and Japan - raced 20 miles from downtown Anchorage to Eagle River.
Anchorage Winter Adventures The iditarod, flightseeing, skiing and other winter activities in the Anchorage region. http://www.highonadventure.com/Hoa01feb/Anchorage/anchorage.htm
Extractions: The Iditarod, Flightseeing, Skiing and Dining Thousands jammed the streets to cheer drivers and teams for the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. It's called "The Last Great Race" and, around Alaska, interest in the Iditarod dwarfs the Super Bowl or any other event. Throughout Alaska, the events leading up to the race dominate the media, continuing for days until the finish. My wife Mary and I were sampling the winter activities around Anchorage, and we quickly got caught up in the electric mood of the start of Alaskas most famous sporting event. Itarod sleddog team at the starting ceremony At the ceremonial start many viewers carried newspapers that featured photos and biographies of each entrant. Strolling vendors offered pins, hats, posters and other race souvenirs, while others sold cooked reindeer sausage, beverages and other temptations. Local favorites like Jeff King, Dee Dee Jonrowe and Martin Buser loped their sled dog teams through the sprawling block party to boisterous cheers and whoops.
Extractions: On March 3, 2001 at 10:00AM, the most famous sled dog race in the word begins again in Anchorage! That's actually not quite correct - the start tomorrow is only ceremonial, and the teams will only be running 11 miles, to the Campbell Airstrip in South Anchorage. The real start of the race is normally at Wasilla, about 40 miles north of Anchorage. However, the extremely mild winter we're having this year has caused major problems for Iditarod organizers, and there was talk only a few weeks ago that the race might have to be cancelled. High temperatures, winds, and rain are still wreaking havoc with the trail, and the start of the race has been moved another 25 miles further north, to Willow, where trail conditions are still acceptable. Following the short run in Anchorage, the dogs will be trucked to Willow, where the restart will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 4. The name Iditarod is an Anglicized version of the Ingalik and Holikachuk Indian name for the Iditarod River. It meant "distant place." The discovery of gold in 1908 resulted in the establishment of the community of Iditarod. Although the race trail is officially 1,049 miles, that is just for simplification and PR purposes (Alaska being the 49th state). There are actually two trails, used alternately. This year, mushers will run on the Southern Trail, which is 1161 miles when the snow conditions allow for an Anchorage start. This year it will be about 1065 miles.
The Iditarod In Room 012 Although similar in style to other sites that list links and info regarding the iditarod, this site distinguishes itself by looking into native lore and customs and boom towns in Alaska. http://www.staffnet.com/hbogucki/aemes/activity/iditarod/iditarod.htm
Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Mitch Seavey was the winning musher of the 2004 iditarod with a time of 9 days In 2002, Martin Buser won his fourth iditarod race and his first since in http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0873488.html
Extractions: Reference Desk Atlas Almanacs Dictionary Encyclopedia ... Animal Sports In 2002, Martin Buser won his fourth Iditarod race and his first since in 1997, setting a new race record of eight days, 22 hours, 46 minutes and two seconds. When Buser crossed the burled arch marking the finish line on Front Street in Nome, Alaska he became the first musher to do so in less than nine days. In even-numbered years the trail follows the 1,151-mile Northern Route, while in odd-numbered years, it takes a slightly different 1,161-mile Southern Route. Multiple winners: Rick Swenson (5); Susan Butcher, Doug Swingley, and Martin Buser (4); Jeff King (3). Year Elapsed Time Dick Wilmarth 20 days, 00:49:41 Carl Huntington 20 days, 15:02:07 Emmitt Peters 14 days, 14:43:45 Gerald Riley 18 days, 22:58:17 Rick Swenson 16 days, 16:27:13 Dick Mackey 14 days, 18:52:24 Rick Swenson 15 days, 10:37:47 Joe May 14 days, 07:11:51