http://www.yukonquest.com/news/sled-dogs-north Sled dogs have a history that dates back thousands of years, and their uses evolved with human advances from transports to mail carriers.
http://iditarod.com/about/history/ The Iditarod was not just a race for competition’s sake. It helped to save the Alaskan Husky breed.
https://www.sleddogcentral.com/features/little_wolf/alaskans.htm A look at the Alaskan Husky and how its breeding has evolved and created a truly mixed breed.
http://www.history.com/news/the-sled-dog-relay-that-inspired-the-iditarod The story of Balto, an infamous sled dog, is what inspired the first Iditarod.
https://itcteacheronthetrail.com/category/stories-from-the-trail/musher-stories/ This musher story is from the Jr. Iditarod, a 150-mile race for children ages 14 to 17.
http://www.sidetracked.com/the-yukon-quest/ The Yukon Quest is a life-changing, 1,000-mile dog sled race.
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/03/140308-iditarod-dogs-sled-race-alaska-willow-science/ Interesting facts about the Iditarod including an award for last place. The challenge of the race itself is worth recognition.
http://www.eaglecapextreme.com/ The Iditarod and Yukon Quest are the most famous dog sled races, but races take place as far south as Oregon in The Eagle Cap Extreme.
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