Friday, March 15, 2013

Balto

Statue of Siberian Husky Balto by Frederick Roth, Central Park, New York
Statue of Siberian Husky Balto by Frederick Roth, 1925
Near the Tisch Children's Zoo, Central Park
New York, September 2008

“Dedicated to the indomitable spirit of
the sled dogs
that relayed antitoxin six hundred miles over rough ice,
across treacherous waters, through Arctic blizzards from
Nenana to the relief of stricken Nome in the
Winter of 1925.
Endurance - Fidelity - Intelligence”

3 comments:

cieldequimper said...

The kind of story I like...

Dina said...

This history is new to me. Well! the dogs do deserve this nice statue then.

Tisch Children's Zoo? Jerusalem's "Biblical Zoo" is actually named after the Tisch family.

tapirgal said...

Beautiful sculpture and text.