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Wasilla in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska — The American West (Northwest)
 

Iditarod Cabin

In loving memory of Dean H. Christopherson

 
 
Iditarod Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 19, 2013
1. Iditarod Cabin Marker
close up showing text
Inscription.
In loving memory of
Dean H. Christopherson
1916-1992

Made possible by a generous
contribution from
Mrs. Elaine G. Christopherson
in memory of her husband

The cabin is similar to the cabin at Rohn the eighth checkpoint on the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Nestled along the north side of the Alaska Range at the confluence of the Tatina and the South Fork of the Kuskokwim Rivers. The original Rohn cabin was built in 1910 as a roadhouse which served the interior gold mining communities of Iditarod, Flat, Ophir, and others. Earthquakes and fires destroyed the original cabin. The present cabin was built in 1929. The cabin and nearby airstrip have been maintained and used as an emergency shelter and landing strip as well as serving as a checkpoint during the Iditarod Race.
Dedicated
June 1995

 
Erected 1995.
 
Location. 61° 33.639′ N, 149° 28.78′ W. Marker is in Wasilla, Alaska, in Matanuska-Susitna Borough. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2100 S Knik-Goose Bay Rd, Wasilla AK 99654, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance
Iditarod Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 19, 2013
2. Iditarod Cabin
drag bucket from mining days, dog sled
of this marker. Father of the Iditarod (within shouting distance of this marker); Balto (within shouting distance of this marker).
 
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Iditarod Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 19, 2013
3. Iditarod Cabin
front porch of cabin, with another dog sled
Iditarod Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 19, 2013
4. Iditarod Cabin
interior of cabin
Iditarod Map image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 19, 2013
5. Iditarod Map
on display at cabin
Iditarod Crossing Sign image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 19, 2013
6. Iditarod Crossing Sign
this is what it's all about
Iditarod Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 19, 2013
7. Iditarod Cabin Marker
the cabin, as viewed from the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Museum
Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Museum image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 19, 2013
8. Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Museum
the site
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 343 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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