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July 20, 1884: Greely expedition survivors found

July 20, 1884: Greely expedition survivors found


FROM THE ARCHIVES: In 1881 Lieutenant Adolphus W. Greely led a 25-man team of American observers into the Arctic. Only six survived. The San Diego Union-Tribune will mark its 150th anniversary in 2018 by presenting a significant front page from the archives each day throughout the year. View anniversary front pages online at

In 1884 Adolphus Greely and six other survivors, stranded for three years in the Arctic, were rescued after a newspaper campaign started by Greely's wife, Henrietta Nesmith Greely, and Douglas Gunn, Editor of the San Diego Union.

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