It draws visitors to discover a peaceful retreat that also provides expansive views of the surrounding landscape. A rustic wood structure covered in vines, the Summerhouse provides a dramatic contrast to the tall buildings along Fifth Avenue and the skyline to the south. Other rustic summerhouses include one located in the Ramble, and the Cop Cot near Central Park South.
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In January 1925, a deadly diphtheria epidemic threatened the children of Nome, Alaska. Medicine to stop the outbreak was in Anchorage, nearly 700 miles away. Twenty sled dog teams relayed the medicine from Nenana to Nome, by way of the Iditarod Trail, in just over five days. Balto, a hardy Siberian husky, led the final leg of the trip.
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