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A duck's nest was found today near the trail on the dry open prairie with as far as could be seen no water or marsh near. The bird flew off but could not tell what species. The eggs nine originally. ---->>>

The country has been of better character since leaving the Buttes than E. of them, but has now a very fertile appearance. This may be said to begin about the 3rd crossing of Milk R of the line. ---->>>

Selenite occurs in abundance in well formed clear crystals of several inches in length. ---->>>

The sand stones had fragments of charcoal on some surfaces but found no recognisable fossils. ---->>>


Nationality: Canadian
Born: August 1, 1849
Birthplace: Pictou, Nova Scotia
Die: March 2, 1901
Occupation: Scientist

George Mercer Dawson, CMG FRS FRSC, (August 1, 1849 – March 2, 1901) was a Canadian geologist and surveyor. He was born in Pictou, Nova Scotia, the eldest son of Sir John William Dawson, Principal of McGill University and a noted geologist, and his wife, Lady Margaret Dawson. By age 11, he was afflicted with tuberculosis of the spine (Pott's disease) that resulted in a deformed back and stunted growth (wikipedia)