2002 – Master Artist - Jon Van Zyle (artist and musher)

This beautiful mural honors Seward as the beginning milepost of the more than 1000 mile long Iditarod Trail.  Historically, the trail was used by Alaska's indigenous people as well as gold miners.  In the early 1900s the trail was known as the Seward to Nome Mail Trail, the route by which freight and mail moved through the interior of the state.  In 1925 the trail gained fame as the route run by men and dogsleds to carry life saving diphtheria serum to the people of Nome during an epic outbreak of the disease.  The Iditarod dogsled race runs each March, commemorates this event.

Size - 8' x 40'

Location - On the north side of the TelAlaska building on the corner of 4th Ave and Jefferson St.