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The First Great Race


By Dan Seavey

Many have dreamed of quitting their job, packing up the family, and moving to the
Last Frontier. Dan Seavey, a high school teacher from Minnesota did just that. Along
with wife Shirley and three small children, he drove the Alaskan Highway in 1963
and homesteaded north of Seward, Alaska just in time to survive the Great Alaska

Pursuing his childhood dream of mushing, Dan acquired his first sled dog puppy a
month after arrival. Dog mushing was fading, but a few visionaries stood in the gap
and fought to preserve the sled dog. Dan was among them and The Iditarod Trail
Sled Dog Race was born. Later he would advocate tirelessly for the establishment
and maintaining of the historical routes traversed by the ancestors of his beloved
sled dogs. Now after 50 years of mushing, five Iditarod races, watching both his son
and grandson win the Iditarod, and induction into the Iditarod Hall of Fame, Dan
tells his incredible story.

With a captivating style, Seavey compiles his trove of notes, photos, and recordings
taken during The First Great Race to give readers a first-hand, on-the-runners
experience of a grueling 1,000 mile, twenty-day odyssey through some of the most
unforgiving wilderness on earth.

496 pages, over 100 photos, soft cover. 

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