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Term: Andrews, Roy Chapman (1884 - 1960)


†adventurer, administrator, and Museum promoter, was born in Beloit, Wisconsin. From his earliest childhood he had a desire for travel and adventure. "I was born to be an explorer," he later wrote in his 1935 book "The Business of Exploring." Using money he saved from his job as a taxidermist, he arrived in New York City in 1906 after graduating from Beloit College. Andrews spent his entire career at the American Museum of Natural History, where he rose through the ranks from departmental assistant, to expedition organizer, to Museum director. In 1909 and 1910 he sailed as a naturalist on the USS Albatross to the Dutch East Indies. Andrews was known for leading a series of expeditions through China in the early 20th Century, into the Gobi Desert and Mongolia. By 1920 Andrews was ready for a new adventure. For eight years he had been thinking about a grand scheme to "reconstruct the whole past history of the Central Asian plateau" including its geology, fossil life, past climate and vegetation. Already a seasoned world traveler, Andrews set up housekeeping in Peking with his family, and made his first expedition into the Gobi in 1922. Additional expeditions followed in 1923, 1925, 1928 and 1930. Expecting to find the "missing link" for human evolution, Andrews instead found a wealth of mammal and dinosaur fossils. The finds that garnered the most publicity were dinosaur eggs. "Protoceratops andrewsi" was the first dinosaur fossil discovered by (and named for) Chapman in the Mongolian Gobi, in 1923. Throughout his career, Andrews explored desert islands, raging seas, remote mountains, and deserts. He survived encounters with angry whales, hungry sharks, pythons, and several brushes with armed Chinese bandits. He was erroneously reported dead at least once. In 1934, Andrews became director of the American Museum of Natural History. Andrews is said to have been one of the models for movie legend Indiana Jones. In 1942 he left the museum and moved to California where he spent the rest of his life writing about his experiences. He described his many expeditions in several books including "The New Conquest of Central Asia" (1932), include "Meet Your Ancestors" (1945), "In the Days of the Dinosaur" (1959), and the autobiographical works "Under a Lucky Star" (1943) and "An Explorer Comes Home" (1947). Andrews died in Carmel in 1960.

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Aaron [origin of place name]
abatis (Civil War)
Abbot, Edwin Hale 1834 - 1927
Abbotsford [origin of place name]
Abbotsford, Clark Co.
Abbott [origin of place name]
Abbott, Town of, Sheboygan Co.
Abel, Town of, Manitowoc Co.
Abells Corners, Walworth Co.
Abert, George 1817 - 1890
Ableman [origin of place name]
Abraham, Harvey R. 1895
Abraham, Henry William 1866 - 1920
Abrahams, Jim 1944 -
Abrahamson, Shirley S. 1933
Abrahamson, Theodore 1900
Abrams, Oconto Co.
Abrams, Town of, Oconto Co.
Ackerville, Washington Co.
Ackley, Town of, Langlade Co.
Ada, Sheboygan Co.
Adams Beach, Shawano Co.
Adams Center (historical), Adams Co.
Adams County
Adams County Rifles (Civil War military unit)
Adams County [origin of place name]
Adams, Adams Co.
Adams, Charles Kendall 1835 - 1902
Adams, Henry Cullen 1850 - 1906
Adams, Thomas Sewall 1873 - 1933
Adams, Town of, Adams Co.
Adams, Town of, Green Co.
Adams, Town of, Jackson Co.
Adams, Walworth Co.
Adams, William 1813 - 1897
Adamsville [origin of place name]
Adario, Town of, Waushara Co.
Addison, Town of, Washington Co.
Addison, Washington Co.
Adell, Sheboygan Co.
Adell, Village of, Sheboygan Co.
Adella Beach, Winnebago Co.
Adelman, Lynn S. 1939 -
Adjutant (Civil War)
Adjutant General (Civil War)
Adler, David 1821 - 1905
Adler, Solomon 1816 - 1890
Adrian, Town of, Monroe Co.
adulteration (dairy)
Advance, Shawano Co.
Adventists in Wisconsin
African American Settlers of Cheyenne Valley (Hist
African Americans in Wisconsin
aft (maritime)
after cabin (maritime)
aftermast (maritime)
aftermost (maritime)
Afton [origin of place name]
Afton, Rock Co.
Agenda, Town of, Ashland Co.
Ager, Waldemar Theodor 1869 - 1941
Agnew [origin of place name]
agriculture in Wisconsin
Ahnapee [origin of place name]
Ahnapee, Town of, Kewaunee Co.
Aide-de-camp (Civil War)
Aikens, Andrew Jackson 1830 - 1909
Ainsworth [origin of place name]
Ainsworth, Ellen 1918 - 1944
Ainsworth, John H. 1940
Ainsworth, Town of, Langlade Co.
Akan, Town of, Richland Co.
Akeley, Carl Ethan 1864 - 1926
Alaska, Kewaunee Co.
Alban, Portage Co.
Alban, Town of, Portage Co.
Albany, Green Co.
Albany, Town of, Green Co.
Albany, Town of, Marquette Co.
Albany, Town of, Pepin Co.
Albany, Village of, Green Co.
Albee, George Sumner 1837 - 1898
Albers, Sheryl K. 1954
Alberts, John M. 1933
Albertville, Chippewa Co.
Albion Academy (Historic Marker)
Albion [origin of place name]
Albion [origin of place name]
Albion, Dane Co.
Albion, Town of, Dane Co.
Albion, Town of, Jackson Co.
Albion, Town of, Trempealeau Co.
Albrecht, Max John Frederick 1861 - 1943
Alden, Town of, Polk Co.
Aldens Corners, Dane Co.
Alderley, Dodge Co.
Alexander, Alexander Septimus 1860 - 1935
Alexander, Lewis Miller 1858 - 1934
Alexander, Town of, Brown Co.
Alexander, Walter 1849 - 1926
Alfonsi, Paul R. 1908
Algoma [brief history]
Algoma [origin of place name]
Algoma, Kewaunee Co.
Algoma, Town of, Winnebago Co.
Alice in Dairyland
Allen Family (Historic Marker Erected 1976)
Allen Grove [origin of place name]
Allen, Carolyn Blanchard 1921
Allen, Charles Herman(?) 1828 - 1904
Allen, Col. Thomas S. (1825-1905)
Allen, Eau Claire Co.
Allen, Hiram Storrs 1806 - 1886
Allen, William 1825 - 1883
Allen, William Francis 1830 - 1889
Allens Grove, Walworth Co.
Allenton, Washington Co.
Allenville, Winnebago Co.
Alligator (logging)
Allis, Charles 1853 - 1918
Allis, E.P., Company
Allis, Edward Phelps 1824 - 1889
Allis, Louis 1866 - 1950
Allouez Bay [origin of place name]
Allouez, Brown Co.
Allouez, Claude Jean 1622 - 1689
Allouez, Douglas Co.
Allouez, Town of, Brown Co.
Allouez, Village of, Brown Co.
alluvion, or alluvium (mining)
Alma Center, Jackson Co.
Alma Center, Village of, Jackson Co.
Alma [origin of place name]
Alma, Buffalo Co.
Alma, Town of, Buffalo Co.
Alma, Town of, Jackson Co.
Almena [origin of place name]
Almena, Barron Co.
Almena, Town of, Barron Co.
Almena, Village of, Barron Co.
Almon, Shawano Co.
Almon, Town of, Shawano Co.
Almond, Portage Co.
Almond, Town of, Portage Co.
Almond, Village of, Portage Co.
Alpha [origin of place name]
Alpha, Burnett Co.
Alstad [origin of place name]
Altdorf [origin of place name]
Alto, Fond du Lac Co.
Alto, Town of, Fond du Lac Co.
Altoona [origin of place name]
Altoona, Eau Claire Co.
Alverno, Manitowoc Co.
Alvin, Forest Co.
Alvin, Town of, Forest Co.
Amberg, Marinette Co.
Amberg, Town of, Marinette Co.
Ambridge, Douglas Co.
Ameche, Don 1908 - 1993
American Antiquarian Society
American Association for Labor Legislation (AALL)
American Bowling Congress
American Craftsman (architecture)
American Federation of Labor (AFL)
American foursquare (architecture)
American Fur Company
American Journeys
American Memory Project
American Revolution (in Wisconsin)
American Water Spaniel
Ameringer, Oscar 1870 - 1943
Amery, Polk Co.
Ames, Jesse Hazen 1875 - 1957
Ames, Merlin Mcmain 1879 - 1950
Amherst Junction, Portage Co.
Amherst Junction, Village of, Portage Co.
Amherst, Portage Co.
Amherst, Town of, Portage Co.
Amherst, Village of, Portage Co.
amidships (maritime)
Amnicon Falls, Douglas Co.
Amnicon [origin of place name]
Amnicon, Town of, Douglas Co.
Amnicon, Town of, Douglas Co.
Anacker, Marquette Co.
Anchorage (historical), Buffalo Co.
Anderson Trailer Court, Barron Co.
Anderson [origin of place name]
Anderson, Canute 1830 - 1893
Anderson, Gerald K. 1921
Anderson, John 1872 - 1929
Anderson, Lyman F. 1926
Anderson, Norman C. 1928
Anderson, Rasmus Born 1846 - 1936
Anderson, Rock Co.
Anderson, Thomas Carl 1865 - 1948
Anderson, Town of, Burnett Co.
Anderson, Town of, Iron Co.
Anderson, Wendell Abraham 1840 - 1929
Andrea, Joseph F. 1927
Andrews, Frank Edmund 1874 - 1947
Andrews, Roy Chapman (1884 - 1960)
Angelica, Shawano Co.
Angelica, Town of, Shawano Co.
Angelo [origin of place name]
Angelo, Monroe Co.
Angelo, Thomas St. 1889
Angelo, Town of, Monroe Co.
Anglo (Civil War)
Angus, Barron Co.
animalcula (farming)
Aniwa [origin of place name]
Aniwa, Shawano Co.
Aniwa, Town of, Shawano Co.
Aniwa, Village of, Shawano Co.
Annaton, Grant Co.
Anneke, Fritz 1818 - 1872
Anneke, Mathilde Franziska (Giesler) 1817 - 1884
annuity payments
Ansley, John D.
Anson, Chippewa Co.
Anson, Leonard Niles 1848 - 1927
Anson, Town of, Chippewa Co.
Anston, Brown Co.
Antaramian, John M. 1954
Antes, Robert Manning 1863 - 1949
Antietam, Battle of
Antigo Silt Loam, State Soil of Wisconsin (Histori
Antigo [brief history]
Antigo [origin of place name]
Antigo, Langlade Co.
Antigo, Town of, Langlade Co.
Anton, Douglas Co.
Apollonia, Rusk Co.
Apostle Islands
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Appleby, John Francis 1840 - 1917
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Appleton [origin of place name]
Appleton, Outagamie Co.
Appomattox Court House, Battle of
Apuckaway, Election precinct of, Marquette Co.
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Arabs in Wisconsin
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Arbor Vitae, Vilas Co.
Arcade Acres, Fond du Lac Co.
Arcade, Town of, Marquette Co.
Arcadia [origin of place name]
Arcadia, Town of, Trempealeau Co.
Arcadia, Trempealeau Co.
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archaeological record
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architecture in Wisconsin
Arena, Iowa Co.
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Arena, Village of, Iowa Co.
Argonne [origin of place name]
Argonne, Forest Co.
Argonne, Town of, Forest Co.
Argyle, Lafayette Co.
Argyle, Town of, Lafayette Co.
Argyle, Village of, Lafayette Co.
Arkansas Post, Battle of
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Arkdale, Adams Co.
Arland, Barron Co.
Arland, Town of, Barron Co.
Arlington, Columbia Co.
Arlington, Town of, Columbia Co.
Arlington, Village of, Columbia Co.
Armenia, Town of, Juneau Co.
Armitager's Rapids
Armitagi, William Edmond 1830 - 1873
Armour, Philip Danforth 1832 - 1901
Armsby, Henry Prentiss 1853 - 1921
Armstrong Creek, Forest Co.
Armstrong Creek, Town of, Forest Co.
Armstrong, Benjamin Green 1820 - 1900
Armstrong, Fond du Lac Co.
Armstrong, Town of, Oconto Co.
Army (Civil War)
Army Corps (Civil War)
Army Lake (historical), Walworth Co.
Arndt, Charles C. P. , died 1842
Arndt, John Penn 1780 - 1861
Arnold, Alexander Ahab 1833 - 1915
Arnold, Chippewa Co.
Arnold, Jonathan Earle 1814 - 1869
Arnott, Portage Co.
arpent (Fr.)
Arpin [origin of place name]
Arpin, Town of, Wood Co.
Arpin, Village of, Wood Co.
Arpin, Wood Co.
Art Deco (architecture)
Arte Moderne (architecture)
Artesia Beach, Fond du Lac Co.
Arthur, Grant Co.
Arthur, Town of, Chippewa Co.
Artillery (Civil War)
Arts and Crafts (architecture)
Ashford (historical), Richland Co.
Ashford [origin of place name]
Ashford, Fond du Lac Co.
Ashford, Town of, Fond du Lac Co.
Ashippun [origin of place name]
Ashippun, Dodge Co.
Ashippun, Town of, Dodge Co.
Ashland County [origin of place name]
Ashland Junction, Bayfield Co.
Ashland [brief history]
Ashland [origin of place name]
Ashland, Ashland Co.
Ashland, Town of, Ashland Co.
Ashley, Marathon Co.
Ashley, William Bliss 1811 - 1893
Ashton Corners, Dane Co.
Ashton, Dane Co.
Ashum, David W. 1854 - 1927
Ashwabena [stream], Brown Co.
Ashwaubenon [origin of place name]
Ashwaubenon, Brown Co.
Ashwaubenon, Town of, Brown Co.
Ashwaubenon, Village of, Brown Co.
Askeaton [origin of place name]
Askeaton, Brown Co.
Aspen [origin of place name]
Aspin, Leslie, 1938-1995.
Associated Milk Producers (AMPI)
Astico, Dodge Co.
Astor, Brown Co.
Astor, John Jacob , 1763-1848
Athelstane, Marinette Co.
Athelstane, Town of, Marinette Co.
Athens [origin of place name]
Athens [origin of place name]
Athens, Marathon Co.
Athens, Village of, Marathon Co.
athwartships (maritime)
Atkins, Forest Co.
Atkinson, Henry, 1782-1842
Atkinson, Percy C[Hristopherson] 1867 - 1941
Atkinson, William P. 1901
Atlanta Campaign
Atlanta, Battle of
Atlanta, Town of, Rusk Co.
Atlas, Polk Co.
Attica [origin of place name]
Attica, Green Co.
Atwater, Dodge Co.
Atwood, Clark Co.
Atwood, David 1815 - 1889
Aubrey, Richland Co.
Auburn [origin of place name]
Auburn, Town of, Chippewa Co.
Auburn, Town of, Fond du Lac Co.
Auburndale, Town of, Wood Co.
Auburndale, Village of, Wood Co.
Auburndale, Wood Co.
Audubon Society, Wisconsin
Augusta [origin of place name]
Augusta, Eau Claire Co.
Aurora, Florence Co.
Aurora, Town of, Florence Co.
Aurora, Town of, Taylor Co.
Aurora, Town of, Waushara Co.
Aurora, Washington Co.
Auroraville, Waushara Co.
Ausman, La Verne 1930
Austrians in Wisconsin
Auto Race-Green Bay to Madison (HIstoric Marker Er
automobile industry in Wisconsin
Aux Gallait, Election precinct of, Crawford Co.
Avalanche [origin of place name]
Avalanche, Vernon Co.
Avalon, Rock Co.
aviary (farming)
aviation in Wisconsin
Avoca [origin of place name]
Avoca, Iowa Co.
Avoca, Village of, Iowa Co.
Avon, Lafayette Co.
Avon, Rock Co.
Avon, Town of, Rock Co.
AyoŽs, Ayowois
Azim, Jr., James N. 1936
Aztalan (archaeological site)
Aztalan State Park (Historic Marker Erected 1964)
Aztalan [origin of place name]
Aztalan, Jefferson Co.
Aztalan, Town of, Jefferson Co.

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