The History of Geological Surveys in Minnesota

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Pioneer Press Company, 1889 - Geology - 37 pages
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Page 6 - The natural history survey shall include, first, an examination of the vegetable productions of the state, embracing all trees, shrubs, herbs and grasses native or naturalized in the state; second, a complete and scientific account of the animal kingdom as properly represented in the state, including all mammalia, fishes, reptiles, birds and insects.
Page 18 - Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota: SECTION 1. It shall be the duty of the...
Page 7 - ... convenient manner all useful and important information accumulated in the course of the investigation of the particular department or portion, which report or memoir shall likewise be communicated through the governor to the Legislature. SEC. 9. To carry out the provisions of this act the sum of one thousand dollars per annum is hereby appropriated, to be drawn and expended by the [said] board of regents of the University of Minnesota.
Page 6 - The said board of regents shall cause a geological map of the state to be made, as soon as may be practicable, upon which, by colors and other appropriate means and devices, the various geological formations shall be represented. SEC. 8. It shall be the duty of the said board of regents, through...
Page 12 - Minnesota in lieu of certain lands heretofore granted to said state," approved March third (3), one thousand eight hundred and seventy-nine (1879), be and the same are hereby transferred to the custody and control of the board of regents of the University of Minnesota, which lands the said board may sell in such amounts as they may deem most expedient and beneficial, the proceeds thereof being held in trust by them, and only disbursed...
Page 17 - ... postage, stationery and office expenses of the state geologist shall be paid by the state as the expenses of other state officers are provided for. The expense of printing, engraving, binding and distribution of the reports of the survey shall be paid out of any moneys, not otherwise appropriated, in the state treasury on warrants of the state auditor approved by the geological board. Sec. 8. All previous acts, or parts of acts, inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed.
Page 5 - It shall be the duty of the board of regents of the University of Minnesota to cause to be begun as soon as may be practicable, and to carry on a thorough geological and natural history survey of the state.
Page 6 - ... preserved for public inspection free of cost in the University of Minnesota, in rooms convenient of access and properly warmed, lighted, ventilated, and furnished and in charge of a proper scientific curator; and they shall also, whenever the same may be practicable, cause duplicates in reasonable numbers and quantities of the above-named specimens to be collected and preserved for the purpose of exchanges with other State universities and scientific institutions, of which latter the Smithsonian...
Page 6 - ... investigations; provided, however, that whenever the said board of regents may find it most economical to prosecute different portions of the surveys in conjunction, or that the public interest demands it, they may, in their discretion, depart from the above prescribed order. And in the employment of assistants in the said surveys, the board of regents shall at all times give the preference to the students and graduates of the University of Minnesota, provided the same be well qualified for the...
Page 6 - State; also to cause to be ascertained fby] barometrical observations or other appropriate means the relative elevations and depressions of the different parts of the State...

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