Talk of Alaska: The Iditarod Trail Centennial

Hundreds of sled dogs will soon be running down a 100-year old trail across Alaska. That’s right, the Iditarod Trail is 100 years old. We’ll find out more about the scouting of the trail in 1908 and the way it was constructed over the following 3 years.

Join the conversation on Talk of Alaska, statewide on the stations of the Alaska Public Radio Network.

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HOST: Steve Heimel


  • Kevin Keeler, Iditarod Historic Trail administrator, Bureau of Land Management
  • Rod Perry, former Iditarod musher, author of Trailbreakers, Volume 1
  • Dan Seavey, Iditarod mushing family member, who will drive the commemorative first sled Saturday
  • Kathy Merchant, Ultra Sport
  • John, Bering Straits School District
  • Live callers statewide


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  • Call 550-8422 in Anchorage or 1-800-478-8255 during the live broadcast

LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide

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