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9 professions that should be extinct but aren't

By: Sidney Stevens on April 13, 2016, 3:09 p.m.
A musher and his team of dogs in the Arctic

Photo: Sandy Brown Jensen/flickr

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Plenty of people drive dog sleds for fun and competition. Witness the continued popularity of Alaska’s legendary 1,000-mile Iditarod race. But a few expert mushers continue to find paying work in Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve where dog-sled teams have transported supplies and packed down snow trails since the 1920s.