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Iditarod Facts

  1. 1. The Iditarod
  2. 2. What is the Iditarod? <ul><li>The Iditarod is a race held in Alaska. </li></ul><ul><li>They started the Iditarod because of the diphtheria epidemic. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a race when the dogs pull a sled with a musher in the back of the sled. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The Iditarod is a race for the diphtheria epidemic. </li></ul><ul><li>Doug Swingley won the Iditarod. </li></ul><ul><li>The Iditarod trail is from Anchorage to Nome. </li></ul><ul><li>Some of the racers in the Iditarod live to race in the Iditarod. </li></ul><ul><li>Some of the racers get scratched out of the race. </li></ul><ul><li>That means that you can’t go on with the race any more. </li></ul>Facts About The Iditarod
  4. 4. <ul><li>If some one is 50feet away from you have to stop for a minute and let them pass you. </li></ul><ul><li>When you win the Iditarod is not over. </li></ul><ul><li>If you borrow some supplies you have to return them or else you have to pay $500.00 for each item. </li></ul><ul><li>You have to have at least 12 dogs. </li></ul><ul><li>You can not have over 16 dogs. </li></ul>The Rules Of The Race
  5. 5. <ul><li>Diphtheria is a disease that is incurable unless you have the exact medicine. </li></ul><ul><li>Now when you are a baby you get certain shots that help your body fight off those diseases. </li></ul><ul><li>Diphtheria is a disease that covers your wind pipe and stops you from breathing. </li></ul>So What Is Diphtheria?
  6. 6. <ul><li>Sleds are what the mushers ride in on the trail. </li></ul><ul><li>The sleds hold all the supplies that the mushers have to have on the trail. </li></ul><ul><li>The sled that Balto pulled had the medicine that they had to bring back with them. </li></ul><ul><li>The sleds are very important to the mushers. </li></ul>So What Are Sleds?
  7. 7. <ul><li>They use all sorts of equipment on the trail. </li></ul><ul><li>They use: </li></ul><ul><li>booties for the dogs, </li></ul><ul><li>sleds to ride in </li></ul><ul><li>sleeping bags to sleep in </li></ul><ul><li>food for the dogs to eat </li></ul><ul><li>and they use a bib so people know who they are </li></ul>The Equipment That They Use
  8. 8. What are booties? <ul><li>Booties are little boot type shoes for the dogs so they don’t get ice or snow in between the spaces in their paws. </li></ul><ul><li>Booties are made of cloth. </li></ul><ul><li>The musher has to have at least 8 booties for every dog pulling the sled. </li></ul>
  9. 9. What Is A Musher? <ul><li>A musher is a person who leads the dog sled. </li></ul><ul><li>The musher tells the dogs what to do. </li></ul><ul><li>He yells out certain words so the dogs know which way to turn or when to stop. </li></ul>
  10. 10. A Picture Of The Dogs And The Musher
  11. 11. Alaska <ul><li>Alaska is the state the Iditarod begins. </li></ul><ul><li>Alaska is the state that the diphtheria epidemic spread. </li></ul><ul><li>Alaska is a part of the United States. </li></ul><ul><li>Alaska is not attached to the United States. </li></ul><ul><li>Alaska is cold. </li></ul>
  12. 12. The Iditarod Map
  13. 13. The names of mushers <ul><li>Doug Swingley </li></ul><ul><li>Jeff King </li></ul><ul><li>Chuck King </li></ul><ul><li>Linwood Fiedler </li></ul><ul><li>Jerry Riley </li></ul><ul><li>Rick Swenson </li></ul><ul><li>Dee Dee Jonrowe </li></ul><ul><li>Martin Buser </li></ul><ul><li>Sonny King </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Gebhardt </li></ul><ul><li>Mitch Seavey </li></ul><ul><li>John Baker </li></ul><ul><li>Rick Mackey </li></ul><ul><li>Ramy Brooks </li></ul><ul><li>Ramy Smyth </li></ul><ul><li>Hans Gatt </li></ul>
  14. 14. The names of mushers 2 <ul><li>Vern Halter </li></ul><ul><li>Tim Osmar </li></ul><ul><li>Daniel Govoni </li></ul><ul><li>Aaron Burmeister </li></ul><ul><li>Jon Little </li></ul><ul><li>Charlie Boulding </li></ul><ul><li>Jerome Longo </li></ul><ul><li>Bill Cotter </li></ul><ul><li>Jim Lanier </li></ul><ul><li>Ed Iten </li></ul><ul><li>John Barren </li></ul><ul><li>Gwen Holdmenn </li></ul><ul><li>Jaun Alcina </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas Tetz </li></ul><ul><li>Nils Haun </li></ul><ul><li>Sonny Lidner </li></ul>
  15. 15. The names of mushers 3 <ul><li>Dave Tresino </li></ul><ul><li>Buck Church </li></ul><ul><li>Devan Currier </li></ul><ul><li>Russel Lane </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Bundtzen </li></ul><ul><li>Cindy Gallea </li></ul><ul><li>Aliy Zurkle </li></ul><ul><li>Wayne Curtis </li></ul><ul><li>Lance Mackey </li></ul><ul><li>Raymie Redington </li></ul><ul><li>Ray Redington Jr. </li></ul><ul><li>Bob Chlupach </li></ul><ul><li>Wally Robinson </li></ul><ul><li>John Barren </li></ul>
  16. 16. The names of mushers 4 <ul><li>Palmer Sagoonick </li></ul><ul><li>Jim Lanier </li></ul><ul><li>Ron Koczaja </li></ul><ul><li>Bruce Moroney </li></ul><ul><li>Roy Monk </li></ul><ul><li>Morten Fonseca </li></ul><ul><li>Peryl Kyzer </li></ul><ul><li>Buck Church </li></ul><ul><li>Elizabeth Manning </li></ul><ul><li>Clinton Warnk </li></ul><ul><li>Karen Ramstead </li></ul><ul><li>Pedro Curuchet </li></ul><ul><li>Janson Halsath </li></ul><ul><li>Stephan Carrick </li></ul><ul><li>Ryan Redington </li></ul><ul><li>Art Church </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Doug Swingley is the winner of the Iditarod. </li></ul><ul><li>He only had 11 dogs when he crossed the finish line!!! </li></ul><ul><li>He finished in the time of: 9 days, 55 hours, 50 minutes, and 15 seconds. </li></ul>Doug Swingley
  18. 18. <ul><li>Andy Moderow is an Iditarod racer. </li></ul><ul><li>He won the jr. Iditarod 5 times in a row!!! </li></ul><ul><li>He is in 19 th place now. </li></ul><ul><li>He is a good racer. </li></ul>Andy Moderow
  19. 19. <ul><li>Rick Swenson had 11 dogs when he crossed the finish line. </li></ul><ul><li>I want him in 2 nd place. </li></ul><ul><li>But he is in 4 th place right now. </li></ul><ul><li>Caroline and I like Rick Swenson. </li></ul>Rick Swenson
  20. 20. <ul><li>Dee Dee Jonrowe was born into a military family. </li></ul><ul><li>Her dad went into the army when she was only 5 months old. </li></ul><ul><li>She finished the Iditarod in 10 th place. </li></ul>Dee Dee Jonrowe
  21. 21. <ul><li>Chuck King was scratched at Skwentna. </li></ul><ul><li>He is from Arizona. </li></ul><ul><li>He is 41. </li></ul><ul><li>His hobbies are music, medicine, and the outdoors. </li></ul><ul><li>He’s been to Hollywood. </li></ul>Chuck King
  22. 22. <ul><li>Peryll Kyzer has been running dogs since 1980. </li></ul><ul><li>She is a goat farmer when the Iditarod isn’t running. </li></ul><ul><li>She finished the Iditarod in 50 th place. </li></ul>Peryll Kyzer
  23. 23. Pictures Of Some Other Racers Linwood Fielder Jeff King Paul Gebhardt John Baker Sonny King Ramey Smyth
  24. 24. <ul><li>Balto is a famous dog. </li></ul><ul><li>Balto was one of the dogs who pulled the sled for the diphtheria epidemic. </li></ul><ul><li>Balto has a statue of him with his musher in Central Park, New York. </li></ul><ul><li>Balto is always going to be a hero dog. </li></ul>Balto
  25. 25. <ul><li>The red lantern is what the last person who crosses the finish line gets because they are glad that they didn’t give up. </li></ul><ul><li>The red lantern has been hung up every year because of the diphtheria epidemic. </li></ul><ul><li>The red lantern is to tell the last person where to cross. </li></ul><ul><li>The red lantern is a guiding light. </li></ul>The Red Lantern
  26. 26. Pictures Of The Race
  27. 27. Our Painting Of Doug Swingley
  28. 28. The End By:Michael And Caroline

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