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 Joseph Edward “Joe” Redington, Sr

Joseph Edward “Joe” Redington, Sr

Original Name Joseph E.
Birth
Kingfisher, Kingfisher County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 24 Jun 1999 (aged 82)
Wasilla, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, USA
Burial Wasilla, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, USA
Plot 52/C
Memorial ID 9877 · View Source
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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.


Gravesite Details Buried in his dog Sled

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  • Added: 5 Jun 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9877
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Edward “Joe” Redington, Sr (1 Feb 1917–24 Jun 1999), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9877, citing Wasilla Aurora Cemetery, Wasilla, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .