Journal kept by V. Bailey on field trip to Michigan and Minnesota, March 23-April 13, 1907
About the Project
The impact of wolves on livestock operations was a pressing concern at the turn of the twentieth century. Ranchers and rural communities along the northern United States border were looking for answers. In 1907, the Department of the Interior sent field agent Vernon Bailey on his second trip in two years to investigate the problem. The diary contains daily narrative entries describing the events of Bailey's travels through Michigan and Minnesota in March and April of 1907. Entries focus on wolf research, but also contain descriptions of other flora and fauna in the surrounding areas. It is a companion to Bailey's specimen lists from the same travels. Please help us transcribe this material to learn more what Bailey was seeing and thinking about while researching this issue.