David Dale Owen's survey, April 1848-July 1848
Field book documents Fielding Meek's participation in David Dale Owen's Survey, 1848-1849, which covered the states of Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Beginning includes notes -- Sioux names for local rivers, members of the survey, labeled section of strata observed St. Peters River [Minnesota River], list of birds (Latin and common names) observed near Minnesota River. Pages with journal entries are numbered. Daily entries include date, weather, and temperature. The entries detail strata, terrain and formations seen along rivers traveled including the Mississippi River from St. Louis, past Albany (Illinois), and Bloomington (Iowa); Minnesota River; activities of survey participants; and interactions with local American Indians.
Apr 06, 1848
Jul 29, 1848
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Fielding B. Meek Papers, 1843-1877 and undated
1 field book
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Box 10 Folder 2