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Robert Peary



Robert Peary
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     challenging words:    investigation, unsuccessful, vast, expanse, surveyor, best, impressed, crossing, insure, pursue, attempt, evidence, scientific, especially, bitter, headline
     content words:    Robert Peary, Bowdoin College, United States Coast, Geodetic Survey, Navy Corps, Civil Engineers, Matthew Henson, North Pole, Ellesmere Island, Frederick Cook


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Robert Peary
By Mary L. Bushong
  

1     Robert Peary was born in Cresson, Pennsylvania, on May 6, 1856. After graduating from Bowdoin College in 1877, he worked as a land surveyor with the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey. In 1881, he joined the U.S. Navy and was commissioned as a lieutenant in the Civil Engineer Corps. Peary read about the Arctic. He dreamed of being the first man at the North Pole.
 
2     He took a leave from the Navy to pursue his Arctic dream in 1886. He and a small team traveled nearly 100 miles across Greenland's ice before having to turn back. Next, Peary was assigned to travel to Nicaragua to survey the best location for a canal. One day, while he was getting supplies for the trip, Peary was introduced to Matthew Henson. Henson had been a sailor but was working as a store clerk at the time. Perry was so impressed with his six years of experience at sea that he hired Matthew to accompany him to Central America. Eventually, Matthew became Peary's most trusted friend.
 
3     Over the next twenty-some years, Peary made several more expeditions to the Arctic. Each time he traveled a little farther north. Peary's co-explorer, Matthew Henson, was especially good at learning from the Eskimos, and he passed on their wisdom to Peary. They learned all they could from the natives. Then in March 1909, Peary, Henson, and four Inuit men made their final trip. According to Peary, the group reached the North Pole on April 6, 1909.

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