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Missing Winter: the Iditarod and the American Birkebeiner

Missing Winter: the Iditarod and the American Birkebeiner

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 8, 2016 1

In January 1925, the children of Nome, Alaska, were dying. They were suffering from diphtheria. The town’s only physician, Dr. Curtis Welch, feared the epidemic would spread throughout Nome’s population of 1,400. He set

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