Robert Kennicott, pioneer Illinois natural scientist and Arctic explorer.

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Kennicott, Robert, -- 1835-
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The Mysterious Death of Robert Kennicott published book A Death Decoded: Robert Kennicott and the Alaska Telegraph, quotes an admirer of. Crossroads by Angle, Paul M. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Named after one of Illinois's most famous scientists in the nineteenth century, Robert Kennicott (–66), the Club met on an irregular basis for a meal, drinks, and an off-the-cuff talk by a local dignitary about his most recent expedition to collect Rhinogradentia in the Pacific or simply Tullimonstrum gregorium in Kankakee County.

The last anyone heard of Robert Kennicott was his cheerful hum as he strolled into the Alaskan wilderness early on the morning of It was good to hear the scientist sing.

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Arctic Explorer Robert E. Peary Was Born. Matthew Henson helped Peary explore the Arctic CREDIT: Matthew Alexander Henson, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front, wearing fur hat and fur coat, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.

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Kennicott (Robert) () Noted more for his studies on snakes than on birds, Robert Kennicott was an admirer of J. Kirtland and worked at the Smithsonian for S. Baird. He went on several expeditions to Canada and Alaska. It was on one of these expeditions that he became gravely ill and succumbed to congestive heart failure.

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Robert Kennicott to Spencer F. Baird, The Grove, West Northfield, Illinois, Mar. 10, He was a dabbler in natural science, partly because his wife was a sister of Increase Lapham, a prominent natural scientist of Milwaukee. 10 Another founder was Richard K. Swift, a bank president and financier.

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Katy Heath: Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Biology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Barbara Hug: Clinical Associate Professor, Department of. Robert Peary was an American explorer who made several expeditions to the Arctic, exploring much of it by dog sled, but he's most famous for his claim to.

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Yet Robert M. Bryce’s Cook & Peary: the Polar Controversy Resolved is the lengthiest and perhaps, the most painstakingly researched of all the voluminous polar exploration titles, including Pierre Berton’s Arctic Grail, Roland Huntford’s Scott and Amundsen, and Shackleton.

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Illinois Pioneers. Illinois Pioneers with Lilian Katz. Season 3 Episode | 42h 16m Lilian Katz, University of Illinois professor emerita of early childhood education, is known worldwide for her. The Final Expedition. For his final expedition to reach the Pole, Peary and 23 men set off from New York City on July 6, aboard the Roosevelt.

They wintered near Cape Sheridan on Ellesmere Island, and from Ellesmere departed for the pole on February 28 – March 1, The last support party was turned back from “Bartlett Camp” on April 1,in latitude no greater than 87° Harris of the Arctic: In April, the American Express Franklin Memorial Expedition Trekked Kilometres across the Arctic, Following in the Footsteps of the Ill-Fated Explorer Sir John Franklin.

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Robert E Peary was born on May 6th, in Cresson, Pennsylvania. He grew up in southern Maine and graduated from Portland High School. After high school, Peary went to Bowdoin College and graduated in as a civil engineer.

After a few years working as a town surveyor in Maine, Peary moved in.

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J. Burdelik, Timothy H Larson.Robert Janes, a Newfoundland sailor, arrived in the small northern community of Pond Inlet in His job was to help establish Canada’s sovereignty in the north.

It was reported that he was fairly reclusive. During his two-year stay he reported that he had found gold in the Pond Bay. While not setting off a Author: Bruce Ricketts.Directory of Illinois Nature Preserves Volume 2: Northwestern, Central and Southern Illinois.

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