National Geographic January 1910


The Discovery of the North Pole
At the annual National Geographic Society banquet, medals are presented to Comdr. Robert E. Peary for discovering the North Pole, to Capt. Robert Bartlett for attaining the farthest north, and to Grove Karl Gilbert for 30 years of physiographic research.
Photography in Glacial Alaska
The photographer for the National Geographic Society’s Alaskan Expedition describes the difficulties he encountered in taking pictures of this region – – from adverse lighting, moisture, and weather conditions to the need for outdoor developing.
The National Geographic Society’s Alaskan Expedition of 1909
The Society sponsors an exploration of the glaciers along Yakutat Bay and eastern Prince William Sound. A unique railroad project is planned that should give access to copper deposits north of the Chugach Range and coal fields around Controller Bay.
The Coal- Fields of Alaska
The chief of the Alaskan Division of the U. S. Geological Survey reports on the territory’s two areas of high- grade coal: the Bering River Field and the Matanuska field.

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