Field notes and diary, South Dakota, August 1906

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The field notes and diary document Bohumil Shimek's work in South Dakota, August 1906. Pages are numbered. Several entries describes cuts in terrain made for construction of a railroad. The descriptions are numbered and include measurements, color, composition, and rough sketches. This is followed by a discussion of Midwest rivers and streams as well as their movement of material (erosion) and plants in the vicinity. Some notes are crossed out. Locations include the vicinity of, but not limited to, South Dakota (Garretson, Sioux Falls, Yankton); Nebraska (Blair, Omaha); and Iowa (Council Bluffs).

Date Range


Start Date

Jul 31, 1906

End Date

Jul 31, 1906

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  • Geology
  • Plants
  • Botany


  • Omaha
  • Iowa
  • Blair
  • United States
  • South Dakota
  • Garretson
  • Sioux Falls
  • Yankton
  • Nebraska
  • Council Bluffs


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Sketches

Accession #

SIA RU007082

Collection name

Bohumil Shimek Papers, 1878-1936

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 2 Folder 13 Envelope 1