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Race to the South Pole

It was a race to discover “untouched land”: the South Pole. Two teams, one led by British explorer Captain Robert F. Scott and the other by Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, reached the Antarctic in October 1911. What happened next was a mix of adventure, tragedy and true pioneering.

Retrospectacle: Ahh, the Bell Bottom

Bell bottom pants have seen several reincarnations over the years. Passing from their place on ... more

Alaska: "Seward's Folly"

The U.S. purchased Alaska on March 30, 1867. Secretary of State William H. Seward brokered the ... more

Retrospectacle: The Limbo: How Low Can You Go?

“Jack be limbo Jack be quick, Jack go unda limbo stick…” By now you’re humming the song ... more
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