- Item 25692 - Elizabeth P. Ricker and sled dog, Poland Spring, 1927
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Elizabeth P. Ricker, whose husband was part of the family that operated the Poland Spring resort, became interested in dogsledding in 1926-1927.Show Details
Dogsledding competitions took place at Poland Spring during these years, with world famous competitors participating. A match between musher rivals Leonhard Seppala of Alaska and Arthur Walden of New Hampshire was held in 1927.
Ricker and Seppala later opened a kennel in Poland Spring.