Balto Statue


A Monument to a Dog

The Conservatory Garden
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In January 1925, the city of Nome, Alaska experienced an outbreak of diphtheria.
Nome was icebound seven moths out of the year. Planes were not safe in the frigid and windy weather. In minus 60 degrees, over 20 men and at least 150 dogs, among them the famous Balto and Gunnar Kaasen, set out to relay the antitoxin across 674 miles of Alaskan wilderness to save the town.

Balto The Siberian Husky

Sculpted by Frederick Roth, Balto was unveiled on an outcropping in the Park on December 17, 1925.
Balto, NYC Officials, and Kaasen were present for the monument's unveiling, making this statue the only sculpture in the Park with the honoree present at the time of the unveiling.

Balto unveil -credit-ref:

Balto Film (1995)

Balto is an animated film release in 1995, recreates the heroic journey of sled dogs and life-saving delivering of medicine in the most challenging blizzard conditions in Alaska.

Balto (1995) ref-credit: Universal Picture

Balto live 14 years and passed away in 1933, and he is now stuffed and in display at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

East Side at 67th

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