News Sentinel: Knoxvillian Robert Tatum was among first to climb Mt. McKinley

 

One hundred years ago, in June 1913, one of the pioneering feats of human physical endurance occurred when four men became the first to reach the summit of Alaska’s Denali/Mount McKinley — the highest peak in North America. Among them was a 21-year-old Knoxvillian named Robert G. Tatum. Tatum later donated his Denali diary and other papers to the UT Libraries. The UT Libraries staff have turned the diary into a digital collection. The News Sentinel featured the collection and Tatum’s story in this article.

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