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Palmer, Alaska: Mini-Train and Balto the Wonder Dog

A statue of Balto, media darling sled dog hero of the 1925 diphtheria epidemic, vies for accolades with a tiny train.

S. Valley Way, Palmer, AK
The statue of Balto stands on the corner of S. Valley Way E. Elmwood Ave., in front of the Palmer Museum of History and Art.
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Bronze statue of a sled dog sitting attentively behind a bronze plaque on its granite base.

Mini-Train and Balto the Wonder Dog

In front of the train station is a tiny train. At the Palmer visitor center (with a tiny museum) nearby is a sitting statue of Balto.

[Adam Scott Lankford, 07/20/2007]

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