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Nov. 27 Caught 2 Dipodomys & 4 Perognathus flavus & a Thomomys.

Skinned these & packed & sent them by mail. Wrote up my Wilcox notes. Then waited till 12 P.M. for the train to Deming, N.M.
Cold in morning & evening, hardly warm at noon. 

" [[ditto for Nov.]] 28 Reached Deming & daylight & put up at the St. James Hotel. Took traps & went down into the valley & set 20, shot a Lepus tex. & a Junco. The sandy part of the valley is fairly beaten down with tracks of Rabbits & Dipodomys (?). The middle of the valley is a sandy region, covered with tall yuccas & a few big weeds. Higher up the soil is harder & covered with scrubby mesquits. There are no trees in sight. Low, rough mountains are all around. The valley is broad & quite level. Deming is a lively little R.R. junction town & a point of supply for mines & ranchmen. The river is dry. Wells are deep & there are about 50 windmills in town. 
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