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Photos: Iditarod ghosts

Oliver Johnson pours gold in the Assay Office of the American Bank of Alaska, Iditarod, August 17, 1911.
Fred Herms Jr. Collection
Safe in Iditarod.
Stephen Nowers photo
First Ave. Iditarod, Alaska.
John Zug Album Collection
The ghost town of Iditarod.
Stephen Nowers photo
Ira Wood in Iditarod, Alaska, in 1928
Ira and Walter Wood Photograph Collection, ca. 1911-1929. ASL-PCA-191.
DeeDee Jonrowe arrives in the Iditarod checkpoint on Thursday.
Stephen Nowers photo
Sam Adams' home, Iditarod, Alaska, ca. 1912.
Basil Clemons Photograph Collection, 1911-1914. ASL-PCA-68
The ghost town of Iditarod.
Stephen Nowers photo
Craig Medred

As the mushers drive their sled dogs over mountains, through valleys and along wind-swept sea coasts, strange forces have been known to haunt them along the way. Read our story Ghosts of Alaska’s Iditarod Trail.