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In the early 20th century, during the height of the so-called “Age of Polar Discovery”, this American explorer successfully reached the North Pole on April 7 1909. After short dispute with fellow explorer Frederick Cook, this discovery was later confirmed to be his.
This famous American explorer is today remembered as the first man who claimed the discovery of North Pole. His discovery was later awarded to another American explorer Robert Peary who reached North Pole in 1907.
After the end of the decade when land parties conquered North and South Pole, new breed of explorers came into the eye of the public. Richard Byrd, Admiral of United States army and worldwide known adventurer represents the perfect example of such explorer. Read more about his great exploits here.
As one of the greatest folk heroes of North America, Daniel Boone left his mark in history as frontiersman, fighter and explorer who was singlehandedly responsible for American colonization of Kentucky. Find out more about his eventful life here.