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[[left page blank]] [[end page]] [[start page]] [[underlined]]Rosebud Agency & Pine Ridge[[/underlined]] May 12 Caught 4 Geomys & a Perodipus & a Perognathus, All taken for the first time in Dakota. Scared a Coyote out of a brush patch & missed him as he went over the hill. [[underlined]]May 13[[/underlined]] Sunday. Found a Perognathus fasciatus in one trap & a P. flavescens in another. Left out the trap where the fasciatus was caught. & brought in the others. Have to be ready for stage at 8 in the morning. [[underlined]]May 14[[/underlined]] Caught nothing, picked up the few traps left out & started for Valentine at 8 A.M. Arrived at 4 P.M. 30 miles Altitude at [[red underlined]]Valentine[[/red underlined]] 2579, Half way House 2725, top of ridge between Half way House & Agency 2775. Agency 2525, Creek at Agency 2475, prairie a mile from creek 2700 A lot of ducks in lake at halfway house. Killed a teal & some longspurs At Valentine called on Mr. Bates & got some plants identified. Left Valentine at 9:15 & reached [[red underline]]Rushville[[/red underline]] ^[[Neb.]] at 1:15, Sent reports. & letters. [[underlined]]May 15[[/underlined]] Took stage at 7 A.M. for ^[[S.Dak.]] [[red underlined]]Pine Ridge[[/red underlined]] & arrived at 11:20 Called on Agent, Capt. Penny Set traps. Met Mr. C. R. Corning & Senator C.H. Chyle [[strikethrough]]al[[/strikethrough]] at Rosebud & again here at Pine Ridge.
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