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  1. 1. Iditarod Fun By. Kaleb Porter
  2. 2. Table of Contents • Iditarod 1 • History of balto 2 and 3 • My musher 4 and 5 • The last checkpoint 6 • About the author 7
  3. 3. Iditarod fun The Iditarod is a sled dog race that starts in Anchorage, Alaska and ends in Nome, Alaska. It starts on the first Sat. of March. It is also called the 1,049 mile race. I will track a musher every year!
  4. 4. History of Balto The year Balto helped was in 1925. The city of Nome had kids who had a sickness named diphtheria. And the medicine was in Anchorage, Alaska. It was 800 miles away! They tried train and it went 100 miles. But it got stuck in deep snow. So they tried a dog sled relay. So Gunnar ( balto’s musher) were in it. There were 21 dog teams. Balto finally got to go.
  5. 5. Page 2. history of balto But when Balto and Gunnar got to the next checkpoint nobody was there so they just went on and they made it. 1 year after that, in New York a Balto statue still stands. How much do you know about Balto?
  6. 6. My musher This is my musher. His name is Jason Mackey. His bib number was 39 in the race of 2014. his age 2014 is 41. He lives in Wasilla, Alaska and he was born and raised in Mat valley, Alaska and also Coldfoot, Alaska. He went to the jr. Iditarod four times and four times in a jr. championship. He has been mushing since he was big enough to hold on to the sled he says. He is a member of the Northern lights 300.
  7. 7. Part 2 my musher He has a job as a heavy equipment operator.
  8. 8. The last check point This is the map to Nome the last checkpoint. There is a wooden arch at the finish of the race and if you win you get a new dodge truck and money
  9. 9. About The Author This is me. I am in Mrs. Zellers class 2 grade in 2014. I was 8 years old in 2014. I will be so excited every year for the Iditarod for now on. I hope you enjoy the Iditarod. I have 2 dogs and 7 people in my family. My favorite thing in the school is science and math. My favorite food for lunch is p, b and j food for dinner is macaroni and cheese for dissert is my own recipe the cookie Sunday. I eat it every Sunday because Sunday starts the week for school on Monday
  10. 10. Resources: books/videos/websites • www.iditarod.com • Google images • Wild, Wild, Wolves by Joyce milton • The true story of Balto by Natalie Standiford • Videos: beyond courage, Denali by sled dog, the Susan butcher story • Mrs. Z

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