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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Heritage Range (RUS) 80° 00' 00.0" S 82° 00' 00.0" W Range
Name ID: 118438 Place ID: 6291

Heritage Range (USA) 79° 45' 00.0" S 83° 00' 00.0" W Range
Name ID: 126462 Place ID: 6291

A major mountain range, 100 mi long and 30 mi wide, situated southward of Minnesota Glacier and forming the southern half of the Ellsworth Mountains. The range is complex, consisting of scattered ridges and peaks of moderate height, escarpments, hills and nunataks, the various units of relief set off by numerous intervening glaciers. The northern portion of the range was probably first sighted by Lincoln Ellsworth in the course of his trans-Antarctic flight of Nov. 23, 1935. In Dec. 1959, E.C. Thiel, J.C. Craddock and E.S. Robinson conducted an aerial reconnaissance of the area, landing on a glacier in the northern part of the range. During the 1962-63 and 1963-64 seasons, the University of Minnesota expeditions made geologic and cartographic surveys of the range. The entire range was mapped by USGS from aerial photographs taken by the U.S. Navy, 1961-66. So named by US-ACAN because topographic units within the range have received names relating to the theme of American heritage.

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