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Z. J. Loussac (left) pausing on trail

Pausing on the Iditarod-to-Flat Creek portion of the trail, Z. J. Loussac is standing at left. The unnamed driver noted simply: "I am at the handle. Sitting on the sled is a 'hitchhiker' (Mr. Artell?) whom we picked upon the trail." Archives, University of Alaska Fairbanks

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