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Authors

Samuel Calvin

Document Type

Research

Abstract

The present Geological Survey was organized in 1892. Before that time Iowa had had the honor and the distinction of being served in the office of State Geologist by that Nestor of American Geology and Paleontology, James Hall, and by hi worthy successor, Dr. Charles A. White. It was Iowa's great misfortune that neither of these distinguished geologists was permitted to do more than the merest reconnaissance work. Official geological work in Iowa may indeed claim three distinguished names, for geological investigation began in this state u n d e r the direction of David Dale Owen, United States Geologist, in the autumn of 1839. Considering the limitations under which the earlier geologists labored, the extent and accuracy of their observations are matters of constant surprise to their successors.

Publication Date

1909

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

16

Issue

1

First Page

11

Last Page

18

Copyright

©1909 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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