Sunday, March 29, 2015
Today's picture was taken in 1922 and shows arctic explorer Donald MacMillan. He is not one of the ones claiming to be the first to reach the poles, but he was one of the most prolific as far as genuinely exploring the arctic region, and produced many essential maps and documentation of the area. Interestingly, he lived all the way to 1970.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Welcome to Explorer's Week here at OPOD. We will be looking at larger than life figures in the world of exploration, and will be looking at the pioneers. Today we feature a picture of Frederick Cook taken in 1911 in the arctic. The issue of who in fact was the first to reach the north pole remains a controversial topic to this day. Many now doubt the claims made by Cook to have reached the pole. I will not try to unravel the tangled mess of which explorer actually reached the pole, but will instead admire the courage of these men to undertake the expeditions they did.
Friday, March 27, 2015
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Sunday, March 22, 2015
This is another military portrait of Teddy Roosevelt from back in his Rough Rider days. Also, another of my favorite quotes from Teddy Roosevelt:
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.