On June 20, 1898, the first writer of this article started over land from Lamoni to Council Bluffs, in company with Prof. J. T. Pence. The route taken passed through the west side of Decatur County to Hopeville, in the southwest part of Clarke County, thence bearing west to Afton in Union County, on to Creston in the same county. As near as practicable the line of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy railway was followed through Adams County, bearing southward with the railway to Villisca and northward to Red Oak in Montgomery County. From Red Oak a nearly northerly direction was taken until into Pottawattamie County, then westward to Wheeler and north westward to Carson, where the overland trip, as far as this article is concerned, ended. Carson was reached June 24th. The five days of the journey were filled with frequent stops in order to collect by the wayside and from adjoining groves and fields. A week was spent at Carson collecting in the immediate vicinity and in Wheeler's grove.
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Fitzpatrick, T. J. and Fitzpatrick, M. F. L.
"The Flora of Southern Iowa,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 6(1), 173-202.
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