INHT Centennial

2008-2012 Chosen as Official Iditarod Centennial

Doglsed and displays at Iditarod Centennial exhibit at 2009 Alaska State Fair.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 by Col. W.L. Goodwin1908 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…