January 18, 2018

Checkpoint

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Shageluk

Checkpoint: Shageluk

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Location: 62.6550, -159.5323

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Population 139 -- The name is an Ingalik Indian name meaning “village of the dog people,” and when the Iditarod hits town, that is especially true. Adolph Hamilton, who lives here, helped race organizers find the original trail to the town of Iditarod, even though he had only been over it once, many years before with his father, as a small boy. The checkpoint is in the community hall.