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July 22, 2007 | William Mullen, Chicago Tribune
The dark, silent interiors of the three wooden huts are still pungent from the smoke of seal-blubber fires that once warmed men now long dead. Their dishes, pots, pans and scientific paraphernalia are scattered across tables and counters, and tins and boxes of their food still sit on shelves. Strung out along 23 miles of Ross Island's bleak coastline, the abandoned huts stood for decades as untouched relics of Antarctica's heroic age of exploration.
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July 22, 2007 | William Mullen, Chicago Tribune
The dark, silent interiors of the three wooden huts are still pungent from the smoke of seal-blubber fires that once warmed men now long dead. Their dishes, pots, pans and scientific paraphernalia are scattered across tables and counters, and tins and boxes of their food still sit on shelves. Strung out along 23 miles of Ross Island's bleak coastline, the abandoned huts stood for decades as untouched relics of Antarctica's heroic age of exploration.
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November 11, 1999 | THOMAS H. MAUGH II, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
After being beaten to the South Pole by the Norwegian Roald Amundsen, polar explorer Robert Falcon Scott and two companions died in 1912 on the Ross Ice Shelf only 170 miles short of their base camp on the coast. Historians have argued that their fate was determined by Scott's poor organizational skills, his use of ponies to transport supplies and his team's lack of experience with skis, among other things.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1999 | THOMAS H. MAUGH II, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
After being beaten to the South Pole by the Norwegian Roald Amundsen, polar explorer Robert Falcon Scott and two companions died in 1912 on the Ross Ice Shelf only 170 miles short of their base camp on the coast. Historians have argued that their fate was determined by Scott's poor organizational skills, his use of ponies to transport supplies and his team's lack of experience with skis, among other things.
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