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All Alaska Sweepstates - The Crew at Candle

Photos and text provided by Joe May

I had intended to send only the group photo from the Candle checkpoint but this morning realized so much of the character of the race is in the place and the people. Seavey, King, Mackey, Sonny, and the other mushers provided the competition. Here are some of the crew from the Candle checkpoint. Words can't touch the sentiment, but this is the next best thing...S/.Joe

~Click on any photo for a larger view~

The group at Candle
The Crew at Candle

Fred Napoka
Fred (Mo) Napoka getting his bib at Ft. Davis prior to the finish: Drove the Tuluksak school team...with four students as handlers and pit crew. The only school in Alaska, and likely anywhere, with dog mushing in the regular curriculum. This team, I thought, so finely represented the "original" historical foundations of dog mushing.

Candle Checkpoint
Checkpoint building.
Originally built from timbers of an old freight barge.
Candle Checkers and Judge
Checkers and Judge: L to R: Larry Westlake (Kiana) who raced in Rondy in the 60's with Lombard and Attla. Mike Sherman who was born in Kiwalik (near Candle 70 yrs ago), and myself who was born somewhere else farther back than that.
Buckland volunteers
Buckland volunteers.
Volunteer from either Buckland or Deering
Volunteer from either Buckland or Deering.
Chuck Fagerstrom
Chuck Fagerstrom
From Nome, owns the old hospital building and head checker.
Kotz and Palmer, volunteers, cook, and visitors
Kotz and Palmer, volunteers, cook, and visitors.
Chester: Volunteer from Buckland.
Chester: Volunteer from Buckland.
Marlene Moto from Deering.
Marlene Moto from Deering.

More info, photos and videos at the
All Alaska Sweepstakes web site


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