New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Sled Dogs
The Sled Dogs
that relayed antitoxins six hundred miles over rough ice across treacherous waters through arctic blizzards from Nenana to the relief of stricken Nome in the winter of 1925.
Endurance, Fidelity, Intelligence
Location. 40° 46.192′ N, 73° 58.261′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from East Drive 0.2 miles north of Central Park Driveway, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is on footpath near East Drive and 67th Street. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10021, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Shakespeare (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robert Burns Statue (about 400 feet away); William John Liebig (about 500 feet away); Lehman Gates (about 500 feet away); Columbus (about 500 feet away); The Arsenal (approx. 0.2 miles away); 307th Infantry AEF (approx. 0.2 miles away); Knights of Pythias Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Regarding Balto. In January 1925, the city of Nome, Alaska experienced
Balto is the subject of several books and an animated film. He was the lead dog of the last sled team. Togo was the lead dog of longest run in the relay.
Also see . . .
1. Balto. New York City Department of Parks & Recreation (Submitted on October 18, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.)
2. How did Balto end up in Cleveland?. "On March 19, 1927, Balto and six companions were brought to Cleveland and given a hero’s welcome in a triumphant parade through Public Square. The dogs were then taken to the Brookside Zoo (now the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo) to live out their lives in dignity. It was said that 15,000 people visited the dogs on their first day at the zoo. Balto died on March 14, 1933, at the age of 14. The husky’s body was mounted and is now housed in the Museum's permanent collection." (Submitted on August 14, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 18, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,271 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 18, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. 5. submitted on August 12, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.