Alaskan musher on nationwide TV

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Joe Redington, Alaskan dog musher and winner of the Fur Rendezvous race this year, was the mystery guest on the nationwide television show, “To Tell the Truth,” recently.

The show was seen in the Anchorage area last Tuesday during the daytime showing at 10:15 a.m. Joee appeared dressed in civilian clothes wearing a ski sweater, while the two imposters who also claimed to be Joee were dressed respectively in an Army uniform and a parka.

Although both the imposters appeared to be well versed on the subject of dog mushing, the panel were able to identify the real Joee three out of four votes.

The program will be re-broadcast on Sunday, May 1 at 6:30 p.m. on Channel 11 for the benefit of those who were unable to see it last Tuesday.

Joee is the son of Joe Redington Sr. of Flathorn Lake. His wife is the former Thela Eller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Eller of Eagle River.

 

This column is provided by the Chugiak-Eagle River Historical Society, which is located at 18606 Old Glenn Highway in Chugiak. Reach them at info@cerhs.org or by calling 688-4706.

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