A History of Dog Sledding in New England

A History of Dog Sledding in New England

by Bruce D. Heald
     
 

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Sled dogs trot through expanses of sparkling white snow, pulling a musher and energetically surging with the command, "Let's go!" From puppies to seasoned competitors, sled dogs partner with mushers in a passionate pursuit of a great racing tradition. The renowned and formidable Laconia World Championship Sled Dog Derby, the New England Sled Dog Club and famous

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Sled dogs trot through expanses of sparkling white snow, pulling a musher and energetically surging with the command, "Let's go!" From puppies to seasoned competitors, sled dogs partner with mushers in a passionate pursuit of a great racing tradition. The renowned and formidable Laconia World Championship Sled Dog Derby, the New England Sled Dog Club and famous drivers like Dr. Charles Belford--who came in fifth place at Laconia at the age of seventeen--helped solidify the fame of New England sled dog trails. Historian Bruce D. Heald celebrates the best of the sport in the region, from the feats of legendary Arthur Walden and his famous Chinook dogs to the Siberian huskies' contribution to the World War II effort. Join Heald as he charts the legacy of this remarkable sport.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609492649
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
11/02/2011
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
863,895
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Dr. Bruce Heald is an adjunct professor of American military history at Plymouth State University and a fellow in the International Biographical Association. He is the recipient of the Gold Medal of Honor for literary achievement from the American Biographical Institute. Dr. Heald has written several books on the history of New Hampshire.

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