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Louise Arner Boyd (1887)

Boyd was an American explorer of Greenland and the Arctic and the first woman to fly over the North Pole. After the deaths of her parents and brothers, she inherited the family fortune and chartered the ship of famed explorer Roald Amundsen for a trip to the Arctic. She gained notoriety for hunting polar bears and was called "The Girl Who Tamed the Arctic." She later canceled another expedition, stating, "How could I go on a pleasure trip when those 22 lives were at stake?" What had happened? More...
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Louise Arner Boyd (1887)
Boyd was an American explorer of Greenland and the Arctic and the first woman to fly over the North Pole. After the deaths of her parents and brothers, she inherited the family fortune and chartered the ship of famed explorer Roald Amundsen for a trip to the Arctic. She gained notoriety for hunting polar bears and was called "The Girl Who Tamed the Arctic." She later canceled another expedition, stating, "How could I go on a pleasure trip when those 22 lives were at stake?"
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Poor polar bear. A victim of feminist machismo.
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Louise Arner Boyd (September 16, 1887 – September 14, 1972) was an American explorer of Greenland and the Arctic, who wrote extensively of her explorations, and in 1955 became the first woman to fly over the North Pole privately chartering a DC-4 and crew that included aviation pioneer Thor Solberg.
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