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A British scientist makes a geological tour in 1835.
Report of a geological reconnaissance made in 1835, from the seat of government, by the way of Green Bay and the Wisconsin Territory to the Coteau de Prairie... (excerpt)
This excerpt from a scientific report by British geologist George Featherstonehaugh (pronounced "Fanshawe") contains his journal of traveling up the Fox River from Green Bay to Portage, then down the Wisconsin to Prairie du Chien and up the Mississippi in 1835. Although primarily interested in geology, he also comments on social life, customs and the environment of early Wisconsin. Most of the book is geological analysis; his account of his journey begins on page 119.
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|Creator:||Featherstonhaugh, George William, 1780-1866.|
|Pub Data:||Washington: Printed by Gales and Seaton, 1836|
|Citation:||Featherstonhaugh, George. Report of a geological reconnaissance made in 1835, from the seat of government, by the way of Green Bay and the Wisconsin Territory to the Coteau de Prairie, an elevated ridge dividing the Missouri from the St. Peter's River (excerpt: pp. 119-134). (Washington: Gales and Seaton, 1836); Online facsimile at: http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1; Visited on: 8/27/2014|