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Daniel "Dan" Seavey
Originally from Minnesota, Dan Seavey moved to Seward, Alaska in 1963 for a job as a high school social studies teacher. Dan and his wife, Shirley, moved to a homestead on Old Exit Glacier Road in March 1964, where they continue to reside. Dan became involved in dog mushing and dog racing, ran the first Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in 1973, and operated a sled dog tour business in Seward. His sons and grandsons continue to be involved in sled dog racing and dog tour operations. From the late 1970s until the mid-1990s, Dan also operated a local tour bus and charter business in Seward, as well as providing regular service to Anchorage. With his strong interest in history, Dan is active in the Resurrection Bay Historical Society, and since the late 1970s has served on the Iditarod National Historic Trail Advisory Council and on the board of the Iditarod Historic Trail Alliance.