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Joe Redington, Sr
Birth: Feb. 1, 1917
Death: Jun. 24, 1999

Regarded as the "Father of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, "The Last Great Race". Mr. Redington conceived the idea of a 1,000 mile sled dog race from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska, in 1971. The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race began in 1973 and is now held annually in March. 
 
Burial:
Non-Cemetery Burial
Specifically: He is buried in his favorite dog sled in Wasilla, Alaska.
 
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Record added: Jun 05, 2000
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Joe Redington, Sr
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Joe Redington, Sr
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- mj
 Added: Jun. 24, 2015
A true Alaskan hero! We miss you.
- Jeanie
 Added: Mar. 9, 2014

- Jackie Howard
 Added: Feb. 1, 2011
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