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of in a TWO WOMENTRY FOR HONORS ON ALASKAN FIELD Crack Mushers Face Feminine Feminine Competition in Difficult Difficult Contest Fairbanks, Alaska, March 9, (JP). Two noted women dog mushers barked commands to their teams today which will be pitted against .those of eleven crack masculine mushers in the big three - day ice carnival derby, starting Friday. One is Miss Mary Joyce, Taku River lodge owner, who gave a remarkable demonstration of courage and stamina last year by mushing 1000 miles from Juneau to Fairbanks "just for the fun of it." The other is Miss Mary Nansen, notable for her exploits in the McKinley Park district. Her seven Siberian huskies are headed by the female leader, "Trixie." The feminine touch has been mostly missing from the derby since the days when Mrs. C. E. Darling's "Baldy" led her fleet sled to victory in Nome's All - Alaska Sweepstakes. Both women entries were "prepping" their teams on the sixteen - mile college loop course today. In the three daily grinds of sixteen sixteen miles each the women will compete against such men as Johnny Allen, the native youth from Ruby, who won $1500 last year with a world record of 6.41.41. - 1 -

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  1. Harrisburg Telegraph,
  2. 09 Mar 1937, Tue,
  3. Page 2

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