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Jeez, Missouri used to put out State Geologist trading cards. I'm so jealous! This is Raphael Pumpelly, MO St G from 1871-1873. The back of the card says he did big studies on mineral resources, but retired because of health problems. It also notes a shopkeeper in Pilot Knob complaining he was still owed $5 by the state for cabbage Pumpelly purchased. JFC, how much cabbage would five bucks have bought in 1871? The guy must have been spoiling his mule ~
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