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Willow, Alaska: The mushing capital of the world

After yesterday’s ceremonial start in Anchorage for the 39th running of the Iditarod, the real fun begins today in Willow for the official start of the race. Willow, Alaska is a village of about 2500 people and the place I call home. It is about 70 miles north of Anchorage and on the “road system.” There is not much here …

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On this day…

  March 4, 1493: Explorer Christopher Columbus arrives back in Lisbon, Portugal aboard his ship Nina from his voyage to what is now The Bahamas and other islands in the Caribbean.

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Iditarod starting order

The Iditarod is upon us! Fan favorite DeeDee Jonrowe will lead out the mushers in the ceremonial start on Saturday in Anchorage followed by Ray Reddington, Jr. With a small field of only 62 mushers to attempt the Iditarod, known as The Last Great Race, it should make for an interesting couple of weeks on the trail. With only 13 …

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On this day…

  March 3, 1875: The first ever organized indoor game of ice hockey is played in Montreal, Canada as recored in The Montreal Gazette.

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To my mom…

On this day 40 years ago as the doctor handed you a nine pound baby boy, I can not help but wonder what you were thinking… All the hope. All the promises. All the joy that filled your heart. As you watched this little boy play football as a little guy and break dance in the kitchen to Michael Jackson… …

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