Monthly Archives: January 2014

Gunnar Kaasen with sled dog Balto

Kearney Dog Sled Races – Balto

Dog Sled History – Balto Balto (1919 – March 14, 1933) was a Siberian Husky sled dog who led his team on the final leg of the 1925 Great Serum Run to Nome, in which diphtheria antitoxin was transported from Anchorage, Alaska, to Nenana, Alaska, by train and then to Nome by dog sled to…

Kearney Winter Fest 2001

Kearney Dog Sled Races History 2000

The 21st Century An excerpt from the Kearney Winterfest Program year 2000. A Glimpse At The Sport. Origin:    Sled dog racing is one of North America’s oldest winter sports. The Eskimos and Indians who inhabit the northern regions of the North American continent have always been associated with and dependent upon man’s best friend. Their…