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Museum of Science founder dies at 96

Washburn made mark exploring far and wide

For their honeymoon, Bradford and Barbara Washburn made the first recorded ascent of Alaska's Mount Bertha.
For their honeymoon, Bradford and Barbara Washburn made the first recorded ascent of Alaska's Mount Bertha. (Thomas Winship / Globe File 1940) Thomas Winship / Globe File 1940
By Michael J. Bailey
Globe Staff / January 12, 2007

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Bradford Washburn, the founder of the Museum of Science and an explorer who spent three-quarters of a century unlocking the secrets of such sites as Mount McKinley and Mount Everest, died Wednesday of heart failure. He was 96. (Full article: 1493 words)

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