Balto in Central Park

On my recent visit to New York, I went searching for this wonderful statute of a dog who helped save children’s lives in Nome, Alaska.   You can learn more about the once-famous and still quite thrilling “serum run” at Wikipedia.

He’s conveniently located on the east side of the park, near the Children’s Zoo, and has a shiney back and ears from children’s climbing up for a ride.  Make sure you stop by if you find yourself nearby.

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About Mary Jane Ballou

Mary Jane Ballou’s life in sacred music began in a children’s choir at the age of three. Instrumental music waited until her piano lessons started in primary school. And her music life remains a joyous pairing of sacred vocal music and the instrumental repertoire of Spain, Ireland, and Scotland.

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