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#TriviaTuesday - What Monroe, Ohio, resident made history in one of the coldest places on Earth?
If you were educated in Monroe, Ohio, you probably know the answer to today’s trivia question : What Monroe resident made history in one of the coldest places on Earth?
But if you didn’t attend Monroe schools, be prepared to be impressed.
The answer is Lawrence Warner, who “won a place in history by going to the South Pole in 1939 with Admiral Richard E. Byrd, the greatest explorer of the twentieth century…” (*)
Warner was also a professor of geology a the University of Colorado. (*)
Learn more about this brave adventurer Thursday, October 25, when MidPointe Library presents another “Throwback Thursday” history blog featuring local “Hometown Heroes.” It will be available for viewing at https://www.midpointelibraryblog.org/blog/
Information and photo from: (*) “...Firmly Founded...Proudly Growing - Monroe, Ohio,” published in 2016 by the Monroe Historical Society and edited by Dorothy Smith and Anna Hale. Available at MidPointe Library.