Picture of Frederick CookA pioneer American Polar explorer, Dr. Cook spent two decades in expeditions to both Polar regions and subarctic Alaska between 1891 and 1909.  Many authorities acknowledge him as the discoverer of the geographical North Pole in 1908.  He was the first American to spend forced winters in both the Antarctic and the Arctic and is credited with saving the "Belgica" expedition to the South Polar regions in 1897-99.

In 1906 his first reported ascent of Alaska's Mt. McKinley (which he was the first to circumnavigate in 1903) was accepted until a bitter controversy arose in late 1908 about Cook's claim to having reached the North Pole on April 21, 1908. Cook was knighted by the King of the Belgians, honored by geographical societies and authored five books about his experiences. 

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Image 692The Sullivan County Historical Society is opening in July an exhibit of "The Concord Hotel" at the Sullivan County Museum in Hurleyville.  At its peak, the hotel, with 1,200 rooms, was the largest full service resort in the world!

The exhibit will explore the hotel's history from a modest 35 room building in the mid 1930s through its closing in 1998.

Featured will be photos, memorabilia, lectures, round tables, music, etc.

 

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WildlifeThe Sullivan County Historical Society proudly presents their new Sullivan County Wildlife Exhibit, featuring mounted birds, mammals and fish native to Sullivan County. 

Opening June 7, 2015 - 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. At the Sullivan County Museum, 265 Main Street, Hurleyville, NY. Free Admission - Refreshments. 

For information: 845-434-8044

 

 

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