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Father of the Iditarod - The Joe Reddington Story
Father of the Iditarod - The Joe Reddington Story by Lew Freedman 0945397755 9780945397755
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Father of the Iditarod - The Joe Reddington Story by Lew Freedman

Joe Redington, Sr. was an adventurous man whose wild & impractical idea of a 1,000 mile sled dog race became the famous Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. In a place where respect is not easily earned, the name of this homesteader, pilot & visionary dog musher generates awe. His is the classic image of an Alaska pioneer--rugged, independent, determined, hard-working. Father Of The Iditarod chronicles Redingtons birth on the Chisholm Trail & his boyhood in the Depression--homeless, motherless, roaming the country looking for work as a field hand. Alaska was his rebirth in 1948. On his own piece of dirt, a man could raise a family, hunt, fish, run dogs & stand up for what he believed. Almost single-handedly, Redington rescued Alaska dog mushing from extinction. He was the first person along with Susan Butcher, to mush dogs to the summit of Mount McKinley & he raced in the Iditarod at eighty years old. With ambition, an abiding love for sled dogs & refusal to accept it cant be done, Redington created a legacy in the thousand mile race across Alaska that has thrilled the world for more than twenty-five years.

Author: Lew Freedman

Language: English

Edition: First Printing

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 352

Publisher: Epicenter Press

Publication Date: 1999-10-01

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ISBN: 0945397755

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