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Bessemer students get lesson in sled dog racing

 

Ian Minielly/Daily Globe

WASHINGTON SCHOOL kids line up to meet Steve Kellogg's sled dogs and view his sleds. Stary Night is on the left and Silvermoon is on the right. Kellogg brought one male dog, 13-year-old Glacier Bear, but left the other males at home because of their high energy levels not being conducive to children.

By IAN MINIELLY

iminielly@yourdailyglobe.com

BESSEMER - Is it any wonder the second definition for mush, as in mushing, is the act of moving over great distances, particularly over snow with a dog team, while the first definition of mush is a thick porridge or cornmeal boiled in water or milk?

Likewise, the initial definition of gruel is a thin watery porridge, while grueling is something that is physically and/or mentally exhausting, like running a sled dog team through snowy wintry conditions.

Bessemer transplant and retiree Steve Kellogg, who has been training sled dogs for 13 years, vi...



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