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2010-02-18 14:19:00

Related book signing, films, and Family Day mark Polar exploration and historic snowfall WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, February 19, the National Archives will open a Polar Exploration addition to the Public Vaults permanent exhibition. This major addition to the Public Vaults is based on materials donated to the National Archives including personal papers, photographs, and memorabilia of Polar explorers. These materials reveal the explorers' contributions, the...

2010-01-28 14:50:00

Special programs, films, Family Day, and more mark new addition to Public Vaults WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Archives celebrates Polar Exploration in February with a new feature on display in the Public Vaults permanent exhibition (beginning February 19), a book signing, films, and Family Day. These events are free and open to the public and will be held at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, which is located on the National Mall at...

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2006-05-04 08:05:00

By James Kilner OSLO -- Nearly 100 years after explorers first reached the North and South Poles, Norwegian Boerge Ousland believes he too has etched his name into polar exploration's Hall of Fame. Countryman Roald Amundsen was first to the South Pole in 1911, beating Briton Robert Falcon Scott who died with his team on the return trip after a heroic race. American Robert Peary claimed to have reached the North Pole first in 1909. All of the men spent years mapping the unknown polar regions....


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
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