MN90: Send it by Sled Dog

Download audio file or get the latest version of Flash for the best audio experience.


In the 1850s, mail service on Minnesota's North Shore was notoriously unreliable. That is, until John Beargrease and his team of sled dogs began running mail between Two Harbors and Grand Marais. MN90 Producer Andi McDaniel learns about the man who inspired the annual John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon.

© Minnesota Historical Society and Ampers
All rights reserved.


Holding Location

Minnesota Historical Society

More Information