2008-2012 Chosen as Official Iditarod Centennial
First scouted in 1908, the Iditarod Trail was completed by crews working through mid-winter temperatures of -50°F in 1910 and 1911.
From January 2008 through October 2012, the Iditarod National Historic Trail Centennial Parthership, led by the Iditarod Historic Trail Alliance, developed and implemented a 5-year, public-private commemoration of the Trail's Centennial. This noprofit membership organization accomplished a number of Centennial Legacy projects that will significantly benefit the Trail for the next 100 years. Read more>>
1908 Report on the
Seward to Nome Trail
“Sirs: I have the honor to report of the Winter Reconnaissance, Seward to Nome, just completed, under written and verbal instructions of Captain Pillsbury, dated January 4th, 1908 as follows: After having two basket sleds and 18 sets of dog harness made and assembling provisions and camp outfit at Seattle, I sailed on the SS Northwestern on Jan. 16th and reached Seward on…” Download here…