II: The Byrd Expedition

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Past the 150th meridian

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Past the 150th meridian
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The Amundsen cairn.
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Past the 150th meridian
From Mt. Nansen the sledgers proceded east along the mountains past the 150th meridian, which put them into land unclaimed by any other nation. There, in a cairn on a low peak, they left a note claiming this land as "a dependency or possession of the United States of America."

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