Bailey - Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, January 1889 - July 1889

About the Project

To an untrained eye, the arid Southwestern United States can seem to be more dirt and dust than anything else. In the winter and spring of 1889, Vernon Bailey, a naturalist with the United States Biological Survey, traveled along the southern borders of Arizona and New Mexico studying the wildlife and collecting specimens for more thorough examination later. His detailed field notes tell us much about the terrain, weather, his collecting methods, campsites and people along the way. Join in this project and look through Bailey's eyes at what might otherwise seem a desolate landscape.

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