Iditarod National Historic Trail Junior Trailblazer Booklet

The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is run along the Iditarod National Historic Trail.  The Bureau of Land Management and other entities that own the land which the trail runs through all work in conjunction with the Iditarod Trail Committee to run the race each year.  It is Alaska’s only winter National Trail and was the first trail in Alaska to be designated a National Historic Trail, thanks in great part to Joe Redington, Sr. who led the trail reclamation in the 70s. Read more here: Iditarod National Historic Trail Brochure  In fact, one of Joe’s reasons for developing the race was to preserve the trail; the other reason was to preserve the sled dog culture.Students can become Junior Trailblazers using this free resource from the Iditarod Historic Trail Alliance.  Use this resource to enrich your Iditarod themed curriculum in social studies, history, and geography.  Junior Trailblazers – Iditarod Historic Trail Alliance