Our First Official Horticulturist- The Brackenridge Journal


"The Wilkes Exploration Expedition surveyed the natural resources of this region in 1841… This expedition offered incomparable opportunity to several aspiring scientists, no one of whom was more proficient than Brackenridge, horticulturist and assistant botanist, soon to be presented to readers of the Quarterly as a diarist of two exploring trips made in what is now Washington State."

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