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Since its discovery, explorers from America continued to explore newfound lands that surrounded them. Here you can find the tales of their great discoveries – from the famous journey of Lewis and Clark to the unexplored land of the American northwest, to the Neil Armstrong’s first landing on the moon.
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.
Donald Baxter MacMillan was a famous American polar explorer who spent his entire career sailing the North Sea, being involved in more than 30 exploratory missions. Find out more about his career here.
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.