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Nicola Dunn, lead objects conservator for the 2013-14 summer season, uses a scalpel to scrape rust off boxes. For Future Generations
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Friday April 18, 2014

More than 110 years since it was built on the spit of land that would become known as Hut Point, Robert Falcon Scott's first expedition base is getting an extreme makeover Antarctic-style. But you'd never be able to tell - and that's how the conservators like it.
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.

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