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Life-saving serum run documented in new film

...the first relay.The dog was an unlikely hero. Balto was a freight dog owned by a champion musher of the time, Leonhard Seppala, a Norwegian who lived in Nome. But he never made Seppala's competitive teams of Siberian huskies because he...

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Art
This Day in History

...and Russia signed the Treaty of St. Petersburg. In 1878, Sheldon Jackson College opened in Sitka. In 1915, Leonhard Seppala won the All-Alaska Sweepstakes Race at Nome. In 1924, the Douglas Womens' Council decided to open a public library...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041707/sta_20070417020.shtml
News
Iditarod Briefs

...with his own health. Among the prizes given out Sunday night, three-time champion Jeff King was honored with the Leonhard Seppala Award, to recognize outstanding dog care. Sixty-four mushers started the 1,100-mile race to Nome. Robert...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031803/spo_iditarod.shtml
Sports
Swingley cleans up in Iditarod banquet

...Sportsmanship Award. Brooks helped John Barron of Willow shortly after Barron banged his head during a trail mishap. The Leonhard Seppala Humanitarian Award went to Bruce Lee, from Denali Park. That award is presented to the Top-20 musher who has...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032000/Spo_idit.html
Sports
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Sportsmanship Award. Brooks helped John Barron of Willow shortly after Barron banged his head during a trail mishap. The Leonhard Seppala Humanitarian Award went to Bruce Lee, from Denali Park. That award is presented to the Top-20 musher who has...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032000/Spo_idit.shtml
briefly

...flight over the North Pole aboard the airship "Norge;" aviators Bernt Balchen and Carl Eielson; and dog musher Leonhard Seppala. The event is free and open to the public. Call David at 789-2857 for more information.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011206/thi_20060112019.shtml
This WeeK
A race to save Nome

...the other at Nome, and they would meet at Nulato. Leonhard Seppala was the only choice for the 630-mile round trip...there but Henry Ivanoff was waiting just in case. Leonhard Seppala and his dog sled team had traveled 91 miles on Jan...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2011-07-09/race-save-nome
Neighbors
Inupiaqs of Anaktuvuk Pass name mountain for Norwegian explorer

...mushing. When Sorlie was 9 years old, he borrowed a dog descended from one that Ingstad had received from Norwegian Leonhard Seppala, credited in 1925 with spearheading an effort to drive a dog team to Nome to deliver serum to fight a deadly outbreak...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090706/sta_20060907018.shtml
News
Fiedler's Juneau advantage

...and is considered one of the race's truly nice guys. He won the Iditarod's sportsmanship award in 1989, the Leonhard Seppala Humanitarian Award in 1999 and last year he won the Spirit of Alaska Award. When he won $3,500 last year for...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030302/spo_fiedler.shtml
Sports
1925 diptheria survivor is 2005 honorary musher

...Bowers said. "The critical leg across the treacherous Norton Sound ice from Shaktoolik to Golovin was taken by Leonhard Seppala, the territory's premier musher and his lead dog, Togo. Gunnar Kaasen drove the final two legs into Nome behind...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031405/loc_20050314002.shtml
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