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In 1925, an sickness threatened the children of Nome Alaska. The only medicine that could save them was all most 1,000 miles away. Travel by air wasnt possible, so a relay team of dog sleds were assembled to carry the medicine. For the final leg of this life-saveing trip, a husky named balto lead Gunnar Kaassen and a team of dogs threw bitter wind and cold. On February 2, Kaassen return to Nome with the medicine.

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In 1925, a sickness threatened the children of Nome, Alaska. The only medicine that could save them was almost 1,000 miles away. Travel by air wasn't possible, so a relay team of dog sleds was assembled to carry the medicine. For the final leg of this life-saving trip, a husky named Balto led Gunnar Kaassen and a team of dogs through bitter wind and cold. On February 2, Kaassen returned to Nome with the medicine.

 

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