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Lance Mackey becomes the first musher to win both the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod in the same year, a feat he repeats in 2009.
The first All-Alaska Sweepstakes race is held, establishing the first major dog sled race in Alaska.
Dallas Seavey becomes the youngest musher to win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race at the age of 25.
The “Great Race of Mercy” takes place, where dog teams deliver diphtheria serum to Nome, Alaska, saving countless lives.
Roald Amundsen and his team of sled dogs are the first to reach the South Pole, using dog sleds for transportation.
The first Winter Olympics held in Lake Placid, New York, includes a demonstration event for dog sled racing.
The Alaskan Territorial Guard, comprised mainly of dog mushers, is formed during World War II to protect Alaska from potential Japanese invasion.
The Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race is inaugurated, becoming one of the toughest long-distance races between Alaska and Canada’s Yukon Territory.
The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race first ran to Nome in 1973.
Susan Butcher became the second woman to win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and went on to win the race four times.