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'The Greatest Show on Snow': History of the Laconia Sled Dog Derby

LACONIA  — The Laconia Historical and Museum Society will host its monthly lecture program ''The Greatest Show on Snow'', on Monday, December 9 at 7 p.m. at the Laconia Public Library. Raymond H. Simoneau, LuAnn Walsh, Jennifer Lyman, Libby Lyman Winn and Keith Bryar Jr. will share the history of the Laconia World Championship Sled Dog Derby.

It will also host a reception at the library for an opening of an exhibition on the Sled Dog Derby's history on Tuesday, December 10 at 6 p.m.

In 1927, Laconia became one of the first places in the nation to ever host a sled-dog race. The Laconia Sled Dog Club was formed in 1936 and the World Championships were held here from 1935 through 1939 at which time many of the racers went into the service. After the war, the club was reorganized into the present Lakes Region Sled Dog Club.

Both events are free and open to the public. For more information on these events, contact LHMS at (603) 527-1278, email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on the web at www.laconiahistorical.org.

 
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