Frederick George Lueders

The Sauk County Botanist November 13, 1843    Today is the anniversary of the day that the German botanist, Frederick Lueders, lost all of his botanical work. Frederick was botanizing along the Columbia River in Oregon. For the past three years, Frederick had collected specimens across North America. He had just encountered the explorer John…

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Today we celebrate the German-American botanist who lost all of his botanical work in the Columbia River. We’ll also learn about the man who started the Bartlett Arboretum. We’ll remember the Agave expert who never wanted a desk job. And we’ll take a look back at an article about the relationship between royalty and the…

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Frederick Lueders

The Columbia River Botanist Today is the 76th anniversary of the day that the German botanist, Frederick Lueders, lost all of his botanical work. On November 13, 1843, Lueders was botanizing along the Columbia River in Oregon. He’d been collecting specimens for three years. He had just encountered the explorer John Freemont, when all of…

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Today we celebrate the writer who dedicated his book called A Child’s Garden of Verses to his childhood nurse and the German botanist who lost all of his work in the Columbia River. We’ll learn about the big chrysanthemum show of 1916 in our Nation’s capital and the botanist who was one with Agaves. We’ll…

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Frederick Lueders

Thoughts Overboard Today is the birthday of the German botanist, Frederick Lueders, who was born on this day in 1813. On November 13, 1843, Lueders was botanizing along the Columbia River in Oregon. He’d been collecting specimens for three years. He had just encountered the explorer John Freemont, when all of his work, which was…

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I always write down little things the kids say that strike me as funny or sweet. Here’s a little blast from my past on this day in 2010: At bedtime tonight, PJ told me he wanted to bring cold lunch to school. I told him no because we have paid for hot lunch. (Apparently many…

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