Wednesday, December 7, 2011

South Pole is Discovered 100th Anniversary

December 14, 1911- South Pole is Discovered

The elusive object of many expeditions dating from the seventh century, the South Pole was located and visited by Roald Amundsen with four companions and 52 sled dogs. All five men and 12 of the dogs returned to base camp safely. Next to visit the South Pole, January 17, 1912 was a party of five led by Captain Robert F. Scott, all of whom perished during the return trip. A search party found their frozen bodies 11 months later.

Check out our display of books - look for the penguin standing on top of the book shelf.

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