Tuesday, September 14th, 7pm

Book talk, slide presentation & signing with Von E. Martin


Author of A LONG WAY TO NOME:
The Serum Run '25 Expedition
Olympic Room, Main Library

In 2009 the Serum Run '25 Expedition set out to retrace the original 1925 route across Alaska to deliver lifesaving antitoxin by dog teams to Diphtheria stricken Nome. To prepare for the arduous journey, Washington state musher Von Martin meticulously assembled 1,200 lbs of supplies, trained his team of twelve huskies for hundreds of miles, and made the long midwinter drive to Alaska. What he did not anticipate was the worst Alaskan winter in decades. Cut off from the expedition's support party and faced with an impassable trail, Von Martin and the Serum Run '25 mushers are forced into a heartbreaking decision for their expedition and their faithful dogs. Join Von Martin as he shares his heartfelt story through journal excerpts, photographs, and narratives, all the exhilaration, hardship, and life lessons learned from his huskies during an attempt to cross the Alaskan wilderness by dog team.
Book signng follows. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

Cost / Admission
free

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Contact Info
Catalyst Cook
ccook@tacomapubliclibrary.org
253 591 5666
Location
Main Library
1102 Tacoma Avenue South
Tacoma, WA, 98402
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