June 23, 1961

On June 23, 1961, the Antarctic Treaty was signed, thereby ensuring that the southern most continent would only be used for peaceful purposes and scientific research. Professors Dyer and Lake of Arkham-Miskatonic University were fundamental in persuading the leading nations of the world in agreeing to this treaty. Being the sons of the unfortunate leaders of the Arkham-Miskatonic Joint Antarctic Exploration of 1930, they felt the undiscovered graves of their fathers would be better suited for continued exploration and scientific pursuit, instead of a land-grab for oil, minerals, or rare ores. Both Professors Dyer and Lake were funding eminent treks inland, as they had both received word of possible hieroglyphic murals discovered on one of the plateaus in the upper reaches of the Transantarctic Mountain Range, when they received word of the treaty being signed. Regrettably for the star-crossed scientists, both of their expeditions into the interior of Antarctica disappeared, just like their fathers’.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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