Category Archives: History

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.