From GoFundMe Page - Poland Spring, Maine
Create a statue to honor Togo, the famous sled dog, in Poland Spring Maine.
Let's get Togo the recognition he deserves!
The town of Poland Spring, Maine, has initiated a GoFundMe campaign to erect a bronze statue of Togo. Poland Spring is the town where Togo spent his final years contributing to the sled dog gene pool.
Poland Spring, Maine is where he retired and passed at 16 years old! So it's only right to honor him and his spirit there! Togo retired in Poland Spring, Maine, where he was euthanized on December 5, 1929 at 16 years old. The headline in The New York Sun Times the next day was "Dog Hero Rides to His Death" (Salisbury & Salisbury, 2003), and he was eulogized in many other papers. After his death, Seppala had him custom mounted. The mounted skin was on display at the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne Vermont. Alaskan students started a letter campaign to return Togo to Alaska. Today the mounted skin is on display in a glass case at the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Headquarters museum in Wasilla, Alaska. The Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University has his skeleton in their collection
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