- Expeditions conducted at 4 distinct localities. The White River Expedition was started by Mr.
Gidley in March and joined by Mr. Peterson in April, who had spent the winter in Utah trying to get permits
to enter the Uncompaghre Reservation. The expedition was joined later by Dr. Wortman and Mr.
Granger, from the Dept. of Mammals and Birds. They had first gone to Kansas to examine a Pliocene site
said to be rich in elephants, but the report proved to be exaggerated. A number of perfect elephant
teeth were purchased from Mr. Sternberg, the discoverer of the locality. By May the party was
assembled, including Tom Nelson, the cook and teamster, at the camp in the badlands near the
Cheyenne River. They worked with great vigor until the middle of July. The Hat Creek Expedition.
This expedition was undertaken for the completion of the large Titanothere skeleton. Dr. Wortman, Mr.
Gidley and Tom Nelson. They worked for 7 weeks, at the end of this time the team was disbanded.
Nelson was discharged, Mr. Gidley returned to winter quarters in the Black hills with the outfit for the
winter. The Expedition into the Loup Fork of Long Island, KS. Dr. Wortman preceded to the vicinity of
Long Island, Philips Co., KS, to the farm of Wm. Overton. He was joined by Mr. Gidley and Mr. Granger
were they worked for 2 months with excellent results. Expedition into the Uinta Eocene of Utah. Mr.
Peterson was granted permission to work the Uncompaghre Indian Reservation in July. He procured
an outfit and proceeded at once into the badlands were he remained collection until late in September.
Exploration of Egypt Coal Fields, NC. H. F. Osborn, Prof. J. A. Holmes, of the Univ. of North Carolina,
and Dr. Wortman visited the Egypt Coal Mine and succeeded in locating the seam that Prof. Emmons
had found the oldest remains of mammals in 1857. A month later I sent W. D. Matthews, one of my
students to explore the seam. He worked for 3 weeks and made a fairly good collection, but did not find