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Apr. 8 Left [[strikethrough]] home [[/strikethrough]] Elk River at 4:50 P.M. Spots of snow in shady places, rivers & brook open & ponds open, lakes froze over yet. Frost out on sand, Plowing. Buds started on some trees, " [[Ditto for: Apr.]] 9 Left Minneapolis at 8:40 on C. St. P.M. & O. R.R. Clear & bright. Buffleheads at St. Peters Cormorants, 3 at Mankato Lakes partly open. Flicker 1. Mallards, a few Cold wind. few birds, [[end page]] [[start page]] Lakes open after getting on the prairie. Men seeding with fur overcoats on. Apr. 10 [[underlined]] Mo. Valley [[/underlined]] all night Little frost in morning. Progne subis, 1 [[male symbol]] Passer domestica in town. & building nests Elders in blossom, Mo. R. low, much [[lay?]] - Left Mo. Valley at 9. A.M. Willows beginning to blossom High bluffs, [[claye?]] - dark soil, fine farms, good buildings, large fields.
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