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Peary at the North Pole, 100 Years Ago

Here’s a photo from the U.S. National Archives of the expedition party led by Robert E. Peary at the North Pole. The photo was taken 7 April 1909, one hundred years ago today.

Peary and his party, including Matthew Henson, reached the pole the day before, on the 6th of April.

They were the first to reach the North Pole. They thought. There’s still some dispute over the matter.

Here is another page from the National Archives.
A detailed article from Yankee magazine has background on Peary and his Maine connections.

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