A ROCKAWAY BEACH CONNECTION TO A FAMOUS EXPLORER

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Dr. Frederick A. Cook worked at his brother’s milk and dairy store in Seaside during the summer between his medical school semesters. He later joined the medical staff on a few polar expeditions before he went on his own and was in contention with Robert E Peary on the 1908 discovery of the North Pole. Cook was believed to have made the discovery first. This certainly makes a great trivia question.

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