Seven of the 11 surviving members of the group, who were honored in Laramie five decades after being dismissed for activist arm bands, sat for Laramie photographer Mike Vanata.
Mushers from eight states and two Canadian provinces race for nearly $90,000 in prize money in the 23rd annual Pedigree Stage Stop Race.
But ‘Equality State’ history is not without racial incidents.
It was racial profiling when UW employees detained and questioned six Native American students on the false accusation that one may have shoplifted.
Calculating along the course helped writer Kelsey Dayton survive her first adventure race — Casper Strong.