Days of laborious unloading supplies and building shelters followed the Expedition’s arrival in Antarctica, resulting in a complete village that Byrd named Little America. Aside from an administration building and bunk house, the complex included three radio antenna towers, a mess hall, hangars for the airplanes, storage sheds and a machine shop that contained the first generator of electricity in Antarctica.

Tent camp at Little America, 1928, Richard E. Byrd Papers, #7801_3

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