Alaska Day and the Iditarod

Tomorrow, October 18, is Alaska Day.  It is a celebration of the date, when in 1867, Alaska became a U.S. territory.  What does this have to do with the Iditarod?  In 1967, Joe Redington, Sr. and Dorothy Page organized a sled dog race to commemorate the centennial of this event to honor the sled dog in Alaska’s history.  That race was the seed and start of the Iditarod as we know it today.


Read about it in this article, Iditarod Race History