American Dog Derby

1917 to 1922

Photo Collection Of Early Dog Derby in Chronological Order

1920 Circa (RPPC) Musher and Dog Team
1920 Circa (RPPC) Musher and Dog Team
Uncaptioned and undated Real Photo Postcard (RPPC) with view to northeast towards Warm River Butte taken east of Ashton of musher with his dogteam. Musher is unidentified. Date can be estimated to be the early American Dog Derby (1917 to 1923) since a freight sledge (no uprights) is used and the dog team is in a single tandem hitch (all dogs in-line). By the late 20's, nearly all mushers had gone to a basket type sleigh (with uprights) and a double tandem hitch (two dogs per row except for lead dog).
Neal C. Wickham