Posted November 8, 2019 at 5:02 am. Togo's reputation earned him enduring fame. The Chicago Park District owns more than 8,800 acres of green space, making it the largest municipal park manager in the nation. Togo, a husky, played a heroic role in the 1923 dash to bring an antidiptheria serum to Nome, Alaska. In the past, all eyes have been on a different sled dog, Balto, belonging to a team led by a fellow worker of Seppala’s. The dog appears in most of the Nancy Drew novels. “We take great pride in our role of providing and promoting excellence in dog care before, during and after the race,” said Rob Urbach, CEO of the Iditarod, in a statement to this paper. Laughing Place is a dedicated group of Disney fans, like yourself, who love Disney. Also, statues of Balto and Togo can be found at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. ... the port into Nome on the southern shore of Seward Peninsula in the Bering sea was icebound and inaccessible by steamship. [citation needed] Togo has a statue dedicated to him in New York City's Seward Park. Seward Park is home of a bronze statue of Togo, the hero sled dog who inspired the Disney+ original movie Togo. Speakers included Parks Commissioner Silver, Borough Commissioner Castro, Councilmember Chin, State Senator Kavanagh, Community Board 3 Parks Committee Chair Holland, and of course our President Amy Robinson. This is Togo. The historic statue of “Togo” the sled dog in the recently renovated Seward Park now has an official plaque. A PETA spokesperson said the sign was part of the group’s campaign against the annual dog sled race, which occurs every March and was first run in 1973. An NYC Parks spokesperson said the PETA sign was removed the next day, on Thursday, Jan. 30, since Parks rules prohibit any unlawful postings of a sign or notice. Seward Park also holds one of the few statues in the U.S. dedicated to Togo, the sled dog who led the most treacherous route of the 1925 serum run to Nome, Alaska. #vVnYy7SKJpn .td-doubleSlider-2 .td-item2 { It also has a storytelling alcove, fitness equipment, lighting, plants and new lower fences. See also. A recent investigation by PETA of the dog sled industry alleged mistreatment of dogs, including being chained outside, denial of veterinary care, and being forced to run during exhaustion and dehydration. There is a new center oval with a large spray shower and marble mosaic map of the neighborhood . 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But more importantly, Seward Park is now home to a bronze statue of Togo. Those dogs, topping out around 50 pound… The Seward Park Conservancy has worked with Parks to install a plaque for the park’s bronze statue of Togo, sculpted by Shelley Smith Curtiss. In our park, guarding the "small children" playground, on East Broadway there is a lovely statue of a husky in full gallop. For years a tiny statue of Togo was tucked away, without any identifying plaque, in a dirty patch on the edge of Seward Park on the Lower East Side. NYC Seward Park Ceremony. background: url(https://www.laughingplace.com/w/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/hero-sled-dog-togo-honored-with-statue-in-disney-renovation-of-a-new-york-city-park-1-80x60.png) 0 0 no-repeat; The bronze plaque was installed in a collaboration with the parks department and the Seward Park Conservancy.. Laughing Place is not endorsed by or affiliated with the Walt Disney Company, or its subsidiaries. Disney+ And NYC Department Of Parks Install Plaque That Honors Bronze Statue Of The Husky Named Togo In Seward Park. The 1999 renovation of Seward Park has revived several features from the 1903 plan. 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In 1999, Seward Park was renovated again, and some of the original 1903 plans were restored. The historic statue of “Togo” the sled dog in the recently renovated Seward Park now has an official plaque. “Today’s 1,000-mile death race is nothing but a blood sport, in which the human participants are motivated primarily by fame and a cash prize, and more than 150 dogs have perished as a result.”. PETA’s campaign against the Iditarod—the deadly 1,000-mile Alaskan dogsled race—has reached New York City. Updated Feb. 3, 2020 at 7:40 p.m. A sign was put up last week in Seward Park by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) protesting against the Iditarod race in Alaska, saying it has led to mistreatment of sled dogs, including many deaths. 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A spokesperson for the Iditarod told this paper that the sled dogs receive excellent care and that the canine athletes are the top priority. Togo, the sled dog who saved many lives in 1925 by delivering an antitoxin to victims of an epidemic, and has a Disney+ original movie telling his story, is honored with his own statue in New York City. David Perle 202-483-7382 New York – The Seward Park statue of Togo—the dog who ran more than 260 miles to deliver a lifesaving serum to children in Alaska—is now dishing up some truth in advertising, courtesy of a PETA plaque that reads, “The Iditarod Does a Disservice to Togo’s Heroic Act.” Continue reading “Parks without Borders Completes First Project ~ Seward Park” → Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City. : Character dilemma plagues Baseball Hall of Fame vote as none are elected in 2021, Put these activities on your NYC winter bucket list, New 130-foot ‘Jersey Devil’ roller coaster tops off at Six Flags Great Adventure, Popular exhibit at Museum of Jewish Heritage to close up and move on this May, amNY Weekender: Ten things to do in New York City, Powerful exhibit ‘Not Another Second’ explores the stories and ‘years lost’ of LGBTQ+ Elders, Woman struck by J train at Bowery station on Lower East Side, The stories behind the honorary street names in the East Village and Lower East Side, Horrors! 10-minute walk; Park conservancy; Seward Park Housing Corporation; References background: url(https://www.laughingplace.com/w/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/hero-sled-dog-togo-honored-with-statue-in-disney-renovation-of-a-new-york-city-park-2-80x60.png) 0 0 no-repeat; Seward Park is home of a bronze statue of Togo, the hero sled dog who inspired the Disney+ original movie “Togo.” Disney+ worked with NYC Parks to install a plaque alongside the statue to honor the famous dog who trekked more than 260 miles to help deliver life-saving serum to children in Nome, Alaska. The Iditarod is, and always will be, an advocate for dogs.”, The PETA sign was put up below the Parks sign on Jan. 29. Seward Park is home of a bronze statue of Togo, the hero sled dog who inspired the. The 2001 statue, by Shelley Smith Curtiss, honors the heroics of the husky named Togo, who in 1925 led his sled team through Alaskan storms to deliver serum for children during a diphtheria epidemic. The bronze dog sculpture near the East Broadway entrance to Seward Park is easy to miss. Disney+ worked with NYC Parks to … Staff; Who We Are; Statement of Faith; History; Cornerstone YTH; Articles/Sermon Notes; Locations & Service Times; Events Calendar – All Locations At the time it was called "Seward's Folly" by the press but it proved to be a wise investment. Near the end of 1925, when Kaasen stood in New York’s Central Park for the unveiling of a statue honoring Balto, Seppala abandoned the high … Park designers made reference to Secretary of State William Henry Seward’s (1801-1872) famous purchase with the inclusion of a seal spray shower, a Mount McKinley play unit, and a bronze statue of the husky named Togo, sculpted by Shelley Smith Curtiss. Seward Park is home of a bronze statue of Togo, the hero sled dog who inspired the Disney+ original movie “Togo.” Disney+ worked with NYC Parks to install a plaque alongside the statue to honor the famous dog who trekked more than 260 miles to help deliver life-saving serum to … “Togo had a lifesaving mission, while dogs used in the Iditarod are forced to race vast distances in subzero temperatures, all because humans want to win a trophy and a cash prize,” said PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman in a statement. 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It wasn’t until 2001 that Togo was given his own marble monument in the Lower East Side’s Seward Park, which is named for William H. Seward — the Secretary of … Time Magazine named him the most heroic animal of all time. 2020-12-19 11:02:34 PM : This will open the full image in a new tab - you can then download by right-clicking with the mouse and selecting "Save Image" A Balto statue still stands in New York’s Central Park. /Honestly didn't know Togo has a statue in Seward Park Do you live in Seattle? Also, any musher found to be treating dogs inhumanely is disqualified and banned from future races, the spokesperson added, and mushers must meet kennel standards set by the Iditarod Trail Committee. 9 Images | To download high-res images, select "View Full Image". The Norwegian-born Seppala first arrived in Alaska in 1900, when most sled dogs were burly Alaskan Malamutes or mixed breeds. If you haven’t yet visited the park, do so. The Chicago Park District’s more than 600 parks offer thousands of sports and physical activities as well as cultural and environmental programs for youth, adults, and seniors. He traveled nearly 300 miles, farther than any other dog in the relay, and his courage saved many lives.”. He purchased Alaska from Russia in 1867 for seven million dollars. With a script written by Tom Flynn, Dafoe plays Seppala, the dogsled trainer who joined the serum run in the winter of 1925, when the first signs of a potential diphtheria epidemic appeared in Nome, Alaska. On January 16, Seward Park Without Borders officially opened with a ribbon-cutting. No (nor NYC), but it's actually the Seward Park in Manhattan. Under the employ of the Pioneer Mining Company, Seppala began making a name for himself as one of the strongest mushers in Nome. “PETA’s plaque will ensure that New Yorkers know that the Iditarod is nothing to celebrate and must be stopped.”. All of this recognition finally rewarding him with his own statue in New York’s Seward Park. Balto even has a statue honoring him in Central Park, despite Togo doing most of the work back then. “The Iditarod does a disservice to Togo’s heroic act,” the PETA sign read. About Us. Fortunately, Togo now does have his own NYC statue in Seward Park on the Lower East Side. Said Seppala in his memoir, “I resented the statue to Balto, for if any dog deserved special mention, it was Togo.” During this time the only link to the rest of the world, was the Iditarod Trail, which runs 938 miles from the port of Seward to Nome. The PETA sign was installed just below the official sign for the statue, which is temporary until a plaque is installed by NYC Parks, in collaboration with Seward Park Conservancy and supported by Disney+, which released the film “Togo” this past December. (You can read my post about it here .) 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