American Dog Derby

The American Dog Derby is a dogsled race held in Ashton, Idaho, on the third weekend of February. It is the oldest dogsled race in the United States. The first race was held in 1917. It was tremendously popular in the 1920s through the 1950s. Interest waned in the 1960s and the race was discontinued for several years. It was revived in 1993 and continues to grow in popularity.

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Sled Dog Racing - American Dog Derby
... The American Dog Derby is the oldest dogsled race in the United States and was the first dogsled race that rose to international prominence ... and heavily promoted by Union Pacific Railroad, it was on par with the Kentucky Derby and with the Indianapolis 500 in terms of interest and press coverage in the early part of the 20th century ... American Dog Derby mushers were international celebrities to such degree that one photogenic female musher named Lydia Hutchinson was tapped by a producer to star in his movie ...
History - First American Dog Derby
... The dog sledding tradition in Ashton owes its existence to Union Pacific Railroad ... in these high country areas via dog sled ... out a living training and maintaining dog sled teams that transported mail, people, and supplies to the high country in winter ...
Ashton, Idaho - History
... American Dog Derby Ashton, being at the head of the Snake River Plain and at the end of the Yellowstone moisture channel, gets as much snow as the typical ski town in Colorado (See "Effe ... in the area whose livelihood became their dog teams ... The many mushers, dog teams, and their abilities were fun topics of conversation and it was not long before a race was organized that, by fate, would become the ...

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