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The American Exploring Expeditions*

    Naturevolume 6page465 (1872) | Download Citation



    THE various Government exploring expeditions, the departure of which to the fields of operation for the season we have already announced, are busily engaged in carrying on the important work entrusted to them; and it will be safe to expect as the result a larger addition to our stock of detailed information respecting the western regions of America than has ever been brought together during a single year. The most important of these parties are the northwest boundary survey, the geological explorations of Mr. Clarence King along the fortieth parallel, and the surveys of Lieutenant Wheeler in Nevada and Arizona, under the War Department; that of Prof. Hayden, in two divisions, under the Interior Department; and that of Major Powell in Colorado, under the Smithsonian Institution.

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