In order to deliver some life-saving serum to the Nome folks in need, Balto the husky lead the expedition over 700 miles through blinding blizzards.,, Aides weigh resignations and options for Trump removal as president rages against perceived betrayals, Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 2 deaths and 328 new infections reported Thursday, Woman fatally shot as pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol identified as Air Force veteran, Livestreaming the mob inside the US Capitol, an Anchorage-raised internet troll famous for extremism, The Latest: Pelosi urges Pence to use 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office. Lindsey Vonn Is Hosting a Reality TV … Balto led the final leg of the relay into Nome while Togo led his team the longest number of miles, and became a Siberian Husky foundation stud. Fritz was a vitally important sled dog, a co-leader of Seppala's team. Balto led the final leg of the relay into Nome while Togo led his team the longest number of miles, and became a Siberian Husky foundation stud. These three dogs pulled life-saving medicine on sleds over a combined distance of 1000 miles. ... Martin Fritz Huber. Property history: This is the house that Leonhard Seppala lived in while he was in Nome Alaska during the 1925 Diptheria Epidemic that threated the population of Nome. But it was a sad parting on a cold gray March morning when Togo raised a small paw to my knee as if questioning why he was not going along with me. Story: Fritz lives in the kennel of Leonhard Seppala, one of Alaska’s greatest mushers. Fan fiction writings, fan art, and fan videos (YouTube, etc. Togo was not the only legendary sled dog on Seppala’s team for the serum run. Born in Norway, Seppala emigrated to Alaska during the gold rush and learned to drive dogs by hauling freight and supplies for the mines around Nome. Sled Dogs Through the Snow: It's an adaptation of the 1925 serum run to Nome, where sled dogs heroically transported boxes full of medicine to stop a diphtheria epidemic.A lot of the movie is developed to Seppala's easy choice had been his older, trusted leader, a small, tough husky called Togo. Fritz was born in Nome in 1915 to two dogs imported from Asia and bred by Seppala, a Norwegian immigrant and skilled musher. The temperature was estimated at −30 °F (−34 °C), and the gale force winds causing a wind chill of −85 °F (−65 °C). In 1925, diphtheria swept through the Alaskan town of Nome, two degrees south of the Arctic Circle. Avery was first to finish, commanding his dogs "Whoa,whoa" they came to a halt, Avery looks back at Jill "Good boy Togo" he grinned. All Dogs truly are heros. The True Story Behind Disney's 'Togo' Think Balto saved Nome, Alaska, on his own? Helen Hegener is an author and a documentary filmmaker specializing in long distance sled dog races and the men, women and dogs who run them. He spent the next three years in Lake Placid. Balto hopped onto Avery's sled ,as they all drove off into town. Sadly, Balto was sold, along with other dogs to Cleveland Zoo, where he lived until 14 years of age. Balto, Togo and Fritz were all mounted after they died, and their tales -- especially Fritz's long journey back to Nome's Carrie McLain museum -- are interesting examinations of what happened in the aftermath of the great publicity and controversy surrounding the 1925 Serum Run to Nome. Togo (1913 – December 5, 1929) was the lead sled dog of Leonhard Seppala and his dog sled team in the 1925 serum run to Nome across central and northern Alaska. Balto, Fritz & Togo Everybody knows Balto from the movie with the same name, but Togo and Fritz are rarely spoken of. Historical information about Nome, Alaska and the serum run. Following the serum run, Seppala took 49 dogs, including Togo and Fritz, on a tour of the lower 48 states. Balto became famous, but the unsung hero was Leonhard Seppala's Siberian Husky, Togo. All rights reserved. He was a Siberian husky with a black, brown and gray coat, and he weighed less than 50 pounds. Balto died on March 14, 1933. According to the "New York Times," Fritz died in 1929 while he was on exhibit at Gimbel's department store in New York City. Ricker and Seppala both decided it was time to give Fritz a much-needed rest. In Elizabeth Ricker's biographical book, Seppala, Alaskan Dog Driver, Sepp called Fritz "a great dog.". Balto is a 1995 British-American live-action/animated adventure film directed by Simon Wells, produced by Amblin Entertainment and distributed by Universal Pictures. 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