The Rescue of Nome, 1925: The next time I feel the need to complain about the cold weather or grouse about having to drive to the corner drugstore for some medication, I’ll think about the 1925 serum run and the rescue of Nome, which became the inspiration for Saturday's Iditarod race. It was a group effort of 20 men, 150 dogs . . . and it is one of the most gripping and heroic stories in American history. Read their story in my blog!