American Dog Derby

1917 to 1922

Photo Collection Of Early Dog Derby in Chronological Order

1921 (Photo) Smokey Gaston East On Main
1921 (Photo) Smokey Gaston East On Main
Personal photo looking west down Main Street of musher and dog team coming east. The musher can be identified as Smokey Gaston as there are other photos of him in 1921 showing his dog team and dress. This photo was taken and preserved by Lida Phillips of Ashton and is one in a group of six photos that can all be dated to 1921 by being compared to other dated photos. The crowd was estimated at 6,000 in 1921.
Neal C. Wickham