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By Bailey Berg, Atlas Obscura: Once a Year, This Alaskan Town Is Home to More Pies Than People
For mushers in the Iditarod dog-sled race, stopping in Takotna is a treat.
Alaska town prepares annual pies for the Iditarod
The 52 residents of Takotna, Alaska, are preparing to feed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race participants who stop at the checkpoint on their way to the finish line in Nome. The tradition of baking pies for mushers was started 50 years ago by Jan Newton and has been carried on by residents since her death in 2012.