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April 2, 1989 | STANLEY MEISLER, Times Staff Writer
In April of 1909, in raw and cruel climes of 30 below zero, Cmdr. Robert Edwin Peary, hooded and covered in bearskin, penciled some fabled words onto a page in the small, brown notebook that served as his Arctic diary. "The Pole at last!!!" Peary wrote in his slanted, careful, clear hand. "The prize of 3 centuries, my dream and ambition for 23 years. Mine at last. I cannot bring myself to realize it. It all seems so simple & commonplace. . . .
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April 2, 1989 | STANLEY MEISLER, Times Staff Writer
In April of 1909, in raw and cruel climes of 30 below zero, Cmdr. Robert Edwin Peary, hooded and covered in bearskin, penciled some fabled words onto a page in the small, brown notebook that served as his Arctic diary. "The Pole at last!!!" Peary wrote in his slanted, careful, clear hand. "The prize of 3 centuries, my dream and ambition for 23 years. Mine at last. I cannot bring myself to realize it. It all seems so simple & commonplace. . . .
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May 4, 1986 | ANN HEROLD
--Ecstatic students and faculty members at Clara Barton Open School in Minneapolis released hundreds of helium-filled balloons when they got the news that physical education teacher Anne Bancroft had reached the North Pole. Bancroft was one of six dog-sledders--four Americans and two Canadians--whose expedition became the first in 77 years to reach the North Pole carrying all of its own supplies.
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February 26, 1995 | J. L. HAZELTON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
The 94-foot blue whale dives forever into nothingness, its hairy, stuffed neighbors frozen midstride at what generations of schoolchildren have known as the dinosaur museum. Now in its 125th year, one of the world's leading science museums has awakened to find itself in the midst of the information age. It's not just the dry bones of science on show these days at the American Museum of Natural History.
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