Iditapod: An abridged history of Alaska dog mushing and 2018 Iditarod

Leonhard Seppala and his dog team in Canada, 1931 (Photo courtesy Nancy Wolfe collection)

Ramping up our 2019 Iditarod coverage, we look back at the history of dog mushing in Alaska, the dawn of long-distance racing and… yes, we talk a little about last year’s race.

Casey Grove is the host of Alaska News Nightly and a general assignment reporter at Alaska Public Media with an emphasis on crime and courts. Reach him at

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