National Geographic : 1912 Mar
THE NOME EXPRESS READY TO START Photo byBeverly B.Dobbs, Nome The records made by dog teams in Alaska are extraordinary. On one occasion recently, Mr. A . D.Nash, ofCalifornia, went from Dawson to Nome, a distance of 1,400 miles, in 26 days of travel, or an average of 44 miles a day. He made atrip thesame year from Candle Creek to Neukulk, a distance of 102 miles, in 17 hours, hauling a lady passenger and the mail. In the races oftheNome Kennel Club of Alaska the winning dog team has made the 412-mile course from Cripple Creek to Nome in 82 hours and 2minutes, oranaverage of121 miles a day. John Heston, with his own dog team, traveled from Valdez, Alaska, to Cape Nome, adistance ofover I,Ioo miles, in23 days, or an average of more than 49 miles per day.