Elmer Ivan Applegate

Great Migration Botanist March 31, 1867   Today is the birthday of an important pioneering Oregon botanist Elmer Ivan Applegate. Elmer was born near Ashland. His grandfather, Lindsey Applegate, was a wagon train leader, and he led many settlers to Oregon during the “Great Migration” of 1843. Elmer was the oldest in his family of…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the man who invented the cottonseed huller. We’ll learn about a Canadian legal eagle who loved gardening and one of Oregon’s pioneer botanists. We’ll celebrate the work of a female biochemist who made some remarkable discoveries about bloom color by studying snapdragons. Today’s Unearthed Words feature words about March. We Grow That…

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