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Dog sled heroes: Groomers make CopperDog possible

January 17, 2014
Dan Roblee (droblee@mininggazette.com) , The Daily Mining Gazette

HOUGHTON - During the famous 1925 "Great Race of Mercy," 20 teams of heroic Alaskan mushers and sled dogs transported a 20-pound package of diphtheria antitoxin from Nenana to Nome to battle a deadly epidemic that was threatening the community, particularly native children without immunity to the disease.

 
 
 

 

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