In the early 1900's, a rail connection between Manitoba and St. Paul was used to bring grain to the mills in Minneapolis. The railway, which went right through Baldwin Township in Minnesota, also happened to be the route of the 1917 St. Paul Winter Carnival dog sled race. What can you learn from reading excerpts of local newspaper reports from that time? Did Disney get it right...or wrong?
Not everything was fun and games for young men living in the United State in 1917... Read more below. After the web page opens you may need to scroll down to the About section.
The name Iron Will has a real ring to it, right? How about Iron Fred? Does Iron Fred do anything for you? A newspaper reporter from the "real" Iron Will's hometown of Troy feels that while the name Iron Fred isn't as interesting as Iron Will, Fred's story is just as intriguing..do you agree? Read the linked article below and make a decision.
Before we viewed the film, you may have had an opportunity to view some of the photgraphs from the 1917 St. Paul Winter Carnival. What exactly is happening in these photos? Click the link below to view the images.
What questions do you have about the St. Paul Winter Carnival? Explore them now and record information on your KWLN chart.
Did you wonder what happened to Will after the race? Did he go to college like his father wanted him to? Did things get more serious with Becky? You will be surprised to find out what happened. Click below to get answers to your questions.