Special Sub-Topic: The Iditarod
|In what month does the Iditarod start?|
March. It starts the first weekend in March.
|In what town does the Iditarod have its ceremonial start?|
Anchorage. It begins in Anchorage and ends in Nome. In 2003, it began in Fairbanks.
|In what town does the Iditarod end?|
Nome. However, there are two trails to take from Anchorage to Nome. The trails alternate from year to year.
|In what year did the first woman win?|
1985. Her name is Libby Riddles.
|What is the last name of the first woman who won?|
Riddles. This was Libby Riddles' only Iditarod win.
|What is the 'Red Lantern Award'?|
Last place. I believe it is to signal the last person coming into Nome.
|What state number is Alaska?|
49th. Hawaii is the 50th. Both states were admitted so quickly that there were few flags made with only 49 states.
|What was the name of the disease that infected the villagers in Nome who were saved by a relay of dog teams?|
Diptheria. Dog teams were the only means of transportation that could get the medecine to the people in time.
|What was the name of the lead dog in the team that brought the serum for the disease into Nome?|
Balto. Though Balto is the most famous, Togo is the one who ran further than Balto.
|What is the last name of the man who 'mushed' the farthest on this life-saving relay?|
Seppala. Leonard Seppala chose Togo to be his lead dog and lent Balto to the man who came in to Nome. Seppala believed that Togo was the better leader and was always upset by the fact that Balto became more famous.
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