BALTO'S TRUE STORY

History of the 1925 Nome Serum Run

The 1925 Serum Run Participants

This list is based on that which appears as Appendix B of the book 
The Cruelest Miles, by Gay and Laney Salisbury.

 DATE

 MUSHER

RELAY LEG 

 MILES/KMs

Jan. 27-28

Bill Shannon 

Nenana to Tolovana 

52/84 

January 28

Edgar Kallands

Tolovana to Manley Hot Springs 

31/50 

January 28

Dan Green

Manley Hot Springs to Fish Lake

28/45

January 28

Johnny Folger

Fish Lake to Tanana

26/42

January 29

Sam Joseph

Tanana to Kallands

34/55

January 29

Titus Nikolai

Kallands to Nine Mile Cabin

24/39

January 29

Dave Corning

Nine Mile Cabin to Kokrines

30/48

January 29

Harry Pitka

Kokrines to Ruby

30/48

January 29

Bill McCarty

Ruby to Whiskey Creek

28/45

January 29

Edgar Nollner

Whiskey Creek to Galena

24/39

January 30

George Nollner

Galena to Bishop Mountain

18/29

January 30

Charlie Evans

Bishop Mountain to Nulato

30/48

January 30

Tommy Patsy

Nulato to Kaltag

36/58

Jan. 30-31

Jackscrew

Kaltag to Old Woman Shelter

40/64

January 31

Victor Anagick

Old Woman Shelter to Unalakleet

34/55

January 31

Myles Gonangnan

Unalakleet to Shaktoolik

40/64

January 31

Henry Ivanoff

Shaktoolik to Seppala handoff

 

Jan. 31-Feb. 1*

Leonhard Seppala

Shaktoolik to Golovin

91/146

February 1

Charlie Olson

Golovin to Bluff

25/40

Feb. 1-2

Gunnar Kaasen

Bluff to Nome

53/85

*Leonhard Seppala drove 170 miles (274 kilometers) from Nome to Shaktoolik, from January 27th to the 31st, on his planned run to Nulato to meet the antitoxin.  In addition to his return trip of 91 miles (146 km), from Shaktoolik to Golovin, that represents a grand total of 261 miles (420 km) covered by his team.  That constitutes nearly five times the total distance covered by any other team.  On one day, he and his team covered 84 miles (135 km), which is still much farther than any other team in the relay.

Total miles of the serum run: 674 (1085 kilometers)
Total travel time: 127 hours, 30 minutes (5˝ days...most of it in the dark)