Savannah Price and Katherine Price, left and right, pet Savannah, a five-year-old Siberian husky during a presentation on mushers and dogsleds at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library - Clifton Park, N.Y.
A trip into the past by dogsled
A recent first person portrayal of the story behind the Alaskan Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race had something of interest for every child present and many of the adults including a close-up meeting with a few huskies.
Last week’s characterization of 20th century Alaskan musher Leonhard Seppala included a gruff, wizened first hand accounting of the famous 1925 Nome serum run, photographic slides taken of him in the Alaskan wilderness, and an opportunity to meet a team of Siberian huskies.
Seppala was portrayed by Vermont musher and huskie kennel owner Rob Farley. He and six dogs from his Waterbury, Vermont business October Siberians came to the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library as a way to bring the school districts’ mid-winter break to a close.
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