Clockwise from top left: Leonhard Stejneger, Frank Hall Knowlton, Vernon Bailey, C. Hart Merriam, and Florence Merriam Bailey (Smithsonian Institution Archives)

“I reached Flagstaff July 26, 1889, and was joined next day by my assistant, Mr. Vernon Bailey. After spending three days in outfitting, we proceeded to Little Spring, at the north base of the San Francisco Mountain, and pitched our tents in a grove of aspen and pines, on a knoll just northwest of the spring, at an altitude of 2,500 m (8,250 ft). This was our base camp for two months, and from it numerous side-trips were made into the surrounding country.”

-C. Hart Merriam, 1890

…reaching Flagstaff in January 2016, Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Arizona University


Bret Pasch
Postdoctoral Fellow
Bioacoustics Research Program & Macaulay Library
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14850