Alaska, Seward History

Bits of History – Iditarod Trail Centennial Part 1 of 3

Welcome to another ‘Bits of History,’ brought to you by the Seward Museum.  Today’s installment tells the story of the famous Japanese musher Jujiro Wada and his proposal to the Seward Commercial Club to scout and report back the condition of the winter trail from Seward to the Iditarod country.  Wada’s intention was to establish the route as an absolutely feasible one for the hordes of miners soon to come, in what would be America’s last great gold rush.  The year, was 1909.

We hope you enjoy this ‘Bits of History’ brought to you by the Seward Museum.  Stay tuned next week for Part 2 of the Iditarod Trail Centennial.



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  1. Thank you, Lee and Ryan for yet another interesting glimpse of the past. The music was a nice touch, and the historic photos were very interesting. Seward is so fortunate to have such a cool museum and dedicated volunteers, including Lee.

    I encourage folks to join the Resurrection Bay Historical Society and attend the membership meeting on Thursday January 28, 7:30 pm at the museum at 336 Third Ave. There’s a lot of good work happening here.

    Keep up the good work, Lee and Ryan!