Geological reconnaissance and survey of the State of Indiana in 1837 and 1838 (1987)

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Authors: David Owen
Henry Gray

th anniversary of that organization with the republication of these reports that resulted from his pioneering studies. My first serious acquaintance with the works of David Dale Owen came in 1954, when I began geologic work in Indiana. One of my first tasks was to become familiar with the literature. Among the volumes I then studied were the 1859 versions of Owen's 1837 and 1838 surveys. These purport to be straightforward reprints of the earlier editions; there are references to Owen's just having visited the sites mentioned, and notices of work that he planned to do in the immediate future. Plans are offered for continuation of the survey. There is not a word to suggest that the 1859 versions of the earlier reports were, instead, significantly revised and rewritten and were, in fact, only the last of many reprintings and revisions." style="width:400px; height:120px;">INTRODUCTION: David Dale Owen (1807-60), well described as "Pioneer Geologist of the Middle West" (Hendrickson, 1943), is preeminently associated with Indiana, not only because New Harmony was his home throughout his scientific career but also because his first and last geologic publications, as well as others from throughout his career, are concerned with Indiana. He is rightly regarded as the father of the Indiana Geological Survey as well as of Indiana geology, and it is therefore appropriate to observe the 150th anniversary of that organization with the republication of these reports that resulted from his pioneering studies. My first serious acquaintance with the works of David Dale Owen came in 1954, when I began geologic work in Indiana. One of my first tasks was to become familiar with the literature. Among the volumes I then studied were the 1859 versions of Owen's 1837 and 1838 surveys. These purport to be straightforward reprints of the earlier editions; there are references to Owen's just having visited the sites mentioned, and notices of work that he planned to do in the immediate future. Plans are offered for continuation of the survey. There is not a word to suggest that the 1859 versions of the earlier reports were, instead, significantly revised and rewritten and were, in fact, only the last of many reprintings and revisions.



Owen, D. D., Gray, H. H. 1987,  Geological reconnaissance and survey of the State of Indiana in 1837 and 1838: Indiana Geological Survey Bulletin 61A, 121 p., 2 fig., 2 pl.

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