It was 1925 in Nome, Alaska and several children were suffering from diphtheria–a highly contagious and life threatening bacterial infection. The only anti-toxin was located 1000 miles away in Anchorage. Because of the weather conditions, the anti-toxin could only make it to Nenana via train (which was still almost 700 miles away from Nome). Officials decided to enlist 20 dogsled teams to perform a makeshift pony express to transport the medicine the remaining way. Close to 150 Huskies ran the relay through sub-zero temperatures to successfully deliver the anti-toxin!
Huskies are awesome creatures–stunning inside and out! However, if you plan on getting a Husky, do your research, and resolve that you’re in it 100%. They require A LOT of attention and activity.
If you do have the time and commitment, they certainly will brighten your life. If you don’t (no worries)…enjoy these pictures instead!
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