Exploration and discovery exemplify the best part of the human spirit and are a vital part of the American identity.  Explorers penetrated the continent, followed the horizon to the Pacific shore, and carried the Stars and Stripes to the North and South Poles, and the Moon.  The stirrings continue to resonate and unite us all.

Edsel Ford and John D. Rockefeller, Jr. contributed to the Byrd Antarctic Expeditions.  So did Vincent Astor, Barron Collier, Lammot Du Pont, Marshall Field, August Heckscher, Thomas Fortune Ryan, Harold S. Vanderbilt, Amelia Earhart, George Eastman, Lincoln Ellsworth, Bernard F. Gimbel, Charles Hayden, E.F. Hutton, Otto Kahn, Charles Lindbergh, Dwight W. Morrow, Joseph Pulitzer, Ogden Reid, Julius Rosenwald, Jacob Ruppert, Mortimer L. Schiff, Philip K. Wrigley, and William Wrigley, Jr.

Please join them by donating to Wilderness Research Foundation and help us mount 21st Century expeditions for a new generation of polar scientists.

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