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Thursday, April 9th, 2009
Photo by Mark Pummell
Kirsten Hampshire places a bootie on a chair leg during an activity station at the first running of the Marion Local Iditarod on Wednesday afternoon. Mushers or team captains use booties to protect the paws of their trusty sled dogs from icy trails.
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MARIA STEIN - Four teams of dogs prance nervously at the starting line waiting to surge forward with their sleds - or in this case red wagons - in tow. Mushers (team captains) endure the excited barking intent on making sure ever . . .
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