History of the Butterfly, part 9: Prairie Fire

Josiah B. Grinnell was on his deathbed when he finished his autobiography, Men and Events of Forty Years, Autobiographical Reminiscences of an Active Career, 1850 to 1890 .  He asked his longtime friend and Auburn Theological Seminary classmate, Henry W. Parker (the poet who described the Poweshiek skipper) to write the forward and see that it got published.  That he did.

He quoted from a letter he had written to another classmate about his early travels in Wisconsin and his exposure to a prairie fire:

About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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