Bailey - Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wyoming, March 1890 - June 1890

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The success of any expedition is a matter of readiness. If you start out ill-equipped and ill-prepared, the chances of success are usually slim. With this in mind, Vernon Bailey, chief naturalist with the United States Biological Survey, set out for a Minnesota lumber camp in 10 inches of snow with blankets, provisions, collecting outfit and "team & dog." Four months later, his closing entries describe the early summer vistas and vegetation on the mountain ridges of the Wasatch Mountains just west of the Heber Valley in Utah. Join the expedition team by helping us to transcribe Bailey's journal of this segment in his lengthy career as a far-ranging North American naturalist.

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