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[[underlined]] Washington to Texarkana [[/underlined]]

[[underlined]] April 7, 1900 [[/underlined]]
Left Washington at 10:55 AM on B&O for Texas.  The season is late at Washington, no green on trees, Maples & elms in flower, also some willows, grain & grass fields green, a few flowers have been found.

At Oakland & Deer Park big snowhawks still lie on shaded slopes.

[[underlined]] April 8 [[/underlined]]  daylight at Washington, Ind.  From there to St. Louis the season is about as at Washington.  South of St. Louis (on Mo. & Iron Mtn. RR the trees begin to show green, on willows & cottonwoods, peach & apple in flower.

Dark at Poplar Bluff, Mo.

[[underlined]] April 9. [[/underlined]]  Daylight at Texarkana, Texas.  The trees are green with young leaves & the woods are bright with flowers.  Dogwood & red bud make white & pink clouds among the green trees.  In the [[?]] spaces phlox and other flowers [[?]] ground.

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Piece missing from bottom of page. Reviewed. Edited No. to Mo. after Poplar Bluff. -@siobhanleachman