The incident occurred in the summer of 1924. The only doctor in the city didn’t have enough medicine to treat everyone, and the port was closed for the winter.
That’s when a pack of sled dogs lead by Balto jumped in to save the day.
They raced over 650 miles across Alaska in five and a half days, and were ultimately successful in bringing the diphtheria antitoxin in time.
The husky and his team were recognized by all for their determination and endurance.