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McMurdo Station, circa December 1955, before  it became the largest research base in the U.S. Antarctic Program. Memory of McMurdo
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Thursday January 30, 2014

A photo of McMurdo Station, circa December 1955, before there were any buildings, recently surfaced. The photo was taken by Freddie Spainhouer, a Navy photographer who was among the first to winter over at McMurdo in 1956. He is now 90 and living in Dallas, Texas.
The discovery of a historic campsite in December 2012 on Erebus volcano led to its official listing on the Antarctic Treaty's Historic Sites and Monuments list. Historic Moment
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Thursday January 02, 2014

A pair of campsites located high on the flanks of an active volcano in Antarctica - once used by British explorers a little more than a century ago - officially became part of history. The 50 nations of the Antarctic Treaty System formally adopted them onto the Historic Sites and Monuments list last year.

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