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      Iditarod: The First Ten Years

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Hardback Book
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Price: $59.95

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  • Standard hardbound with dust jacket or the deluxe leather bound
  • 424 Pages
  • 416 historic full-color and black-and-white photos by race photographers Richard Burmiester, Rob Stapleton, Frank Flavin, Jim Brown, Jeff Schultz, and many others
  • 95 pieces of original art by Official Iditarod Artist Jon Van Zyle and others
  • Iditarod®: The First Ten Years is a story that’s been waiting to be told for forty years! At last, the behind-the-scenes (and news-maker) accounts have been compiled into a scrapbook of remembrances in word, art, and photography chronicled by hundreds of people. These were the volunteers, race officials, financial supporters, public relations folks, administrators, and mushers— those who experienced the first decade of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race® themselves. The Old Iditarod Gang was there. This group of old friends is passionate about celebrating Alaska’s history and the Iditarod®, and worked side-by-side during the first decade of the Last Great Race®. Working together once more, they helped compile this book of memories . . . what turned out to be a book of thanks.

    This highly collectible volume turns back the clock to those “flying by the seat of your pants” years, when the single goal was simply to finish the race. The stories and images are here, bound into a rare anthology that will bring hours of enjoyment. Jump on the runners—your journey is just beginning!

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Our plan is to get this historical book in every Alaskan school. Just a $5 donation or more helps us get that much closer to our goal. Check out our "GoFund me" page . Thank you!
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The Old Iditarod Gang is proud to announce that we were able to fulfill our promise of donating a portion of the sales from the
book "Iditarod - The First Ten Years". We delivered a check for $4,500 to John Norman, for the Iditarod Race Trail Foundation to be used exclusively for dog care

We thank everyone for their outpouring of support in this great adventure. Read letter (PDF)

All books will be shipped USPS Priority flat rate. This book is very large and weighs approximately 7 lbs.


“They say history is written by the victors, and Iditarod: The First 10 Years is no exception; however, this incredible collection of tales from the trail comes mostly from the volunteers and workers who were victorious in making The Last Great Race an enduring and important part of Alaskan life. The book is bursting at the seams with fond memories, hard work, gutsy survival stories, pranks, and 1049 miles worth of amazing Iditarod lore. An important decade of Alaskan history is captured on these pages, but more importantly the Old Iditarod Gang reveals the heart of what makes the Iditarod a uniquely Alaskan event: the people, the dogs, and our sense of adventure.”
~ Don Rearden, author of the award winning Alaskan novel The Raven’s Gift


“If you never had Iditarod addiction, you will after this.  Even growing up around the sport, race and people involved, I become giddy with excitement every time I get to tell people about it!”

~ Lance Mackey


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