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Dear Mom and Dad,
One reason we can go to Alaska is we could see the Iditarod. Another reason is Uncle Danny lives in Alaska.
There is some great history to the Iditarod sled dog race. One of the first people to live on the Iditarod trail was the Eskimos and the Inuit people. There was gold discovered in Alaska at a time (gold rush). Alaskan people started to get sick. This sickness was called Diphtheria. A relay of dog sled teams had to run and get the medicine that would cure Diphtheria. It is the only medicine that will cure Diphtheria. The first Iditarod was in the year of 1973. The winner was Dick Wilmarth. His lead dog was named Hot Foot. It took Wilmarth 20 days to finish the race.
The weather in Alaska is cold in the winter, but some people tell me it’s hot in the summer. In the winter there are snow blankets and thick ice that cover the seas.
There are lots of ranges in Alaska. One is called the Alaska Range. Another is called the Brooke Range. There are also rivers in Alaska. One is called the Yukon River.
In school we have our own musher that we study. The musher I study is Matt Calore. I really hope he wins the race, but he’s not on to pace to win. Matt started out with 16 dogs and now he has 8 as I’m writing this letter. The least amount of dogs you can have is 6. He might have to drop out. In the start there were about 100 teams. Now there is only 83 (as I’m writing this letter). I really hope we can to Alaska.
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