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Pumpelly, Raphaellocked

(08 September 1837–10 August 1923)
  • Margaret D. Champlin

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Pumpelly, Raphael (08 September 1837–10 August 1923), geologist and explorer, was born in Owego, Tioga County, New York, the son of William Pumpelly, a merchant and banker, and Mary H. Welles. His father and surveyor uncles, from whose stories Pumpelly may have acquired his taste for outdoor life and adventure, were prominent in the development of Tioga County. His father acquired a “comfortable fortune” through his investments in land and timber, as Pumpelly later recalled in ...

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