Loraine Buege's videos 1958 and 1959
George Attla winning his rookie race followed by 2nd and 3rd place Gareth Wright and Wilber Sampson
All in good fun the 1958 stampede race had entertainment within the race.
Junior Races 1959
Some of the 1959 events at the new trailhead on Tudor Road
1959 Stampede fundraising event for the Heart Fund.
Fur Rondy mushers rounding the corner to Cordova during the 1959 race.
The backtrail heading uphill to the gasline.
1959 Juniors including a JrASDRA picnic near Tudor Road Tozier Track
1959 Fur Rendezvous Parade & Statehood Celebration.
Thank you to the Buege family
Henry (Hank) Buege was ASDRA president in 1954-5 and a board member through the 1950’s.
His brother Ray Buege served as a race marshal during this time period. Ray’s wife Loraine Buege documented the events with her video camera. Hank was instrumental in obtaining a long-term land agreement with BLM to relocate the sled dog races off the streets of a growing Anchorage to the current Tudor Road site. After years of use BLM deeded the land to ASDRA in 1986.
The Henry Buege Family with 6 children were very involved in the Junior ASDRA mushing. At this time the Junior races had 1 dog, 3 dog, and 5 dog events.
Hank Buege was also a sled builder.