Edgar Nollner Sr., 94, the last survivor of a desperate...

Deaths Elsewhere

January 20, 1999

Edgar Nollner Sr., 94, the last survivor of a desperate 1925 dog team relay that carried diphtheria serum to Nome, Alaska, died Monday in the Yukon River village of Galena. The serum relay inspired the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, an annual 1,100-mile run from Anchorage, Alaska, to Nome that began in 1973.

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