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Scott  Cordelle  Bone


Bone, Scott Cordelle (1860-1936) of Alaska. Born in Shelby County, Ind., February 15, 1860. Newspaper editor; Governor of Alaska Territory, 1921-25. Disciples of Christ. Died of a heart attack, in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, Calif., January 27, 1936. Interment at Santa Barbara Cemetery, Santa Barbara, Calif..
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Contributed by Melinda Weaver


          February 15, 1860 - Scott Cordelle Bone  was born in Cave Mills, Shelby County, Indiana. In 1921 he became the 10th American governor of Alaska.
Contributed by John Addison Ballard


          Mr. Bone served as Governor of the Alaska Territory from 1921 to 1925. When President Warren Harding was in North Nenana, Alaska to drive in the final spike for the completion of the Alaskan railroad on July 15,1923, Governor Bone inserted the final spike. In 1925, there was an epidemic threat in Nome Alaska, and he made the decision to send a relay of dog teams to transport diphtheria antitoxin to halt the epidemic. That mission has been memorialized by the Iditarod sled dog race. The Iditarod race is an annual event where mushers and dog teams cover more than 1,000 miles in less than two weeks, Governor Bone died of a heart attack in Santa Barbara.
(This bio was written by Mr. Denardo for Find-a-Grave).


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