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Bessemer students learn about sled dogs


March 5, 2019

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BESSEMER RESIDENT Steven Kellogg talks to a class of Bessemer sixth graders about sled dogs Wednesday at the Washington Elementary School. Kellogg and his neighbor Terry Krysak demonstrated how to harness the dogs and took their team for a short trip around the school parking lot as part of a lesson plan the students are completing on the Iditarod sled dog race currently underway in Alaska. Judy Palmateer provided the photo.


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BESSEMER - With the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race kicking off this weekend, Bessemer sixth graders are once again incorporating the famous Alaskan race into their curriculum.

Steven Kellogg and his team of sled dogs visited Washington Elementary School to give the kids a first-hand experience of mushing.

He brought three of his dogs - Split, Layla and Moon - to the school Wednesday, showing the students how the dogs are harnessed to the sled and demonstrating the mushing commands during a brief circuit behind the school.

Sixth grade teacher Mark...

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