My sister-in-law wrote a book about Balto for kids back in the 80's. You
probably already know this, but she writes: "I don't know of any oral
histories or radio reports, but I do know that the New York Times reported
on the relay as it happened..." Natalie had to read on microfiche, but of
course you can just do it online now. Some of those reports may mention
Just out: Clara Lemlich: She Persisted
How to pronounce my name:
On Fri, Nov 19, 2021 at 2:01 PM Sarah Craig <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi ARSC,
> I hope this finds everyone well!
> I'm doing a story about the 1925 sled dog relay in the race to deliver
> antiserum and save the town of Nome, Alaska from a diptheria epidemic.
> I know that this was around the time that radio first started making its
> way around the US -- so I'm looking for news reports of the relay, of the
> epidemic, or of the resulting tours from the sled dogs and their mushers
> that were made famous. (Their names were Togo with musher Leonard Seappala
> or Balto with musher Gunnar Kaasen, might be others I don't know about..).
> I'm also looking for any other oral histories or interviews of any
> survivors of the epidemic or of the mushers themselves or the doctor,
> Curtis Welch, or anyone else involved. If you have any leads, I would be
> very thankful!
> c. 406.570.0436