Commemorative “Serum Run” heads for Nome

Mushers and snowmachiners have hit the trail on the commemorative serum run from Nenana to Nome.  Legendary mountaineer and musher Colonel Norman Vaughn started the commemorative run in 1997 to honor the 1925 lifesaving trip that mushers took to deliver medicine to diphtheria stricken Nome. In 1925 mushers took the medicine from the train in Nenana and took off for Nome, it was the only way to get the serum there at the time.

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage

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