Joe Redington

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Birthday
1, 1917
Birthplace
Oklahoma
Death Date
Jun 24, 1999 (82)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
1, 1917
Birthplace
Oklahoma
Death Date
Jun 24, 1999 (82)

About

Late dog musher widely known as the father of the famed Iditarod sled dog race. He participated in the race seventeen times from 1974 to 1997.

Before Fame

He served in the 6th Field Artillery Regiment in the U.S. Army during the 40's.

Trivia

He helped the Iditarod trail become one of the first four National Historic Trails in the United States.

Family Life

His father was an oil field worker and had two other sons named James and Ray.

Associated With

He paved the way for future Iditarod winners like Lance Mackey.