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Scottish explorer Mungo Park (1771–1806) wrote Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa about his expeditions to find the source of the Niger River.
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Scotsman Mungo Park was born September 10, 1771. A trained surgeon, he had traveled to the East Indies before the African Association chose him to head an expedition to find the source of the Niger River. He failed in that mission, but his Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa (1797) was a popular read. Park died on his second attempt.
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