80s Iditarod Dog Sled Alaska 1984 Rayon Tri Blend t-shirt Small
Chest 17.5 in.
Length 29.5 in.
Content: 50% polyester 38% cotton 12% rayon
Tag Brand: Sportswear
This awesome graphic tee commemorates the 1984 Iditarod race in Alaska. The famous dog sled race happens annually in memory of the 1925 "Great Race of Mercy" when mushers rushed diphtheria antitoxin from Anchorage to Nome. The small, coastal city was suffering from an outbreak and their antitoxin had expired but the nearest replacement was over 900 miles away in the state's capital city. More than 100 dogs and 20 mushers participated in getting the medicine to Nome in less than 6 days and the city was saved.
The most famous participants were Norwegian musher, Gunnar Kaasan and his lead dog, Balto, who delivered the medicine during the final leg of the long journey. Now, the Iditarod is run by individual teams of mushers and their 12-14 dogs over the span of 1-2 weeks in March. Participants pass through the Alaskan range, spruce forests, and even over sea ice. The Iditarod is extremely popular in Alaska and top mushers and their teams are regarded as local celebrities.
Fits like a modern unisex adult small. Rayon tri-blend.