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I cannot forbear at this place, giving testimony to his uniformly cheerful disposition and urbane personal bearing, his high integrity, his zeal and industry, and his truly scientific methods of work and thought. Having spent some years in the Christian ministry, one of the most instructive facts of his brief labors for the survey, is the ease and quickness with which he turned himself to purely scientific pursuits. He began with careful laboratory work, requiring patient mechanical manipulation, and he succeeded from the outset.

Other areas also, in Wright and Kandiyohi counties and in the vicinity of Winona. Her record of Chimaphila maculata (Spotted Wintergreen) from Clearwater in Wright County documents another rare occurrence. All these collection sites—the most distant was about 200 miles from Minneapolis-St. Paul—were accessible by railroad, which by the end of the 1870s had become the main means of travel in Minnesota. Horse-drawn vehicles were available at stations for further travel to neighboring towns not on the railroad and to yet more remote areas.

Peter's River (now the Minnesota) and the Red River of the North. Professor D. B. Douglass of West Point, botanist for the Cass expedition, collected plants, as did Thomas B. Say, the naturalist on Long's 1823 expedition. Douglass's collections resulted in the first published list of plants found in Minnesota;40 Say's efforts, because of various misfortunes, were less successful. Similarly, an expedition led by Henry R. Schoolcraft in 1832, to deter36 The Minnesota Years (1872-1884) mine among other things the true source of the Mississippi River, explored the central area of the state.

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