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36th Annual "Maggie's Light"
2018 Official Iditarod Print
Signed & Numbered
Limited Edition 400

12" x 16"


Another of my favorite memories of my Iditarod races ... In 1976 we climbed a fairly steep hill aptly nicknamed '' Little McKinley '' in the dark , on the way to the Golovin Checkpoint .. As it generally was in the ''old days'' there was little or no trail , no markings , windy , lots of willows ... Once on top we lost our way in which direction to cross the sea ice to Golovin .. After thrashing around in the dark and willows and ground blizzard looking , we settled down a short while to wait for dawn ... Suddenly , across the ice we saw Maggie Olson turn on her light in her house , so we pointed our dog teams to the light , and in a short while arrived ... Thank you Maggie and Martin Olson for the memories , this is dedicated to you . ~Jon ~


Jon Van Zyle is widely recognized as one of the premier artists in Alaska, and he has built a national reputation. His graceful and realistic portrayals of dog teams and landscapes are unmatched. Art is his life and Alaska, all of Alaska, has been his inspiration. He has completed the Iditarod twice and has been the official artist of the Iditarod since 1979. In 2004 he was inducted into the Iditarod Hall of Fame.


This is a signed and numbered limited edition of 400 giclee prints

  • Printed on heavy-weight archival paper
  • Image size: 12" x 16"
  • Cost — $175 including priority, insured mail anywhere in the USA
  • Sorry no international orders

2018 Official Iditarod Print "Maggies Light"

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