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[[underlined]] Dec. 12 [[/underlined]] Woke up at daylight from a good sleep in a soft springy berth. Were on the prairies of S.E. Wis. Soon reached Janesville. Train was delayed 2 hours in night - Country gently rolling prairie with groves of Jack oak bur oak Popple & Willow - Trees mostly along streams - Some marshes - Land mostly fenced. Good farm houses Small orchards - Hills rarely 40 feet high - Nice little towns A little snow in N slopes - [[end page]] [[start page]] Saw a Red squirrel - No Geomys hills - Country leveler & more trees as we get nearer Chicago - More snow than at home - Went a long way through suburbs of C - Followed along river River full of ships - larger than I expected N.Wn. Depo is fairly good - Transferred to M.C. Depo - an abominable shed. Had to wait from 11 to 12:20 - Tramped around town some - looked at boats Saw some tall houses over 18 stories - or tiers of windows
Jack Oak, Bur Oak, Popple & willow all correct. Geomys = gophers
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