Fragments from the Botanical Frontier:

Agnes Train on horseback
Agnes Scott discarded her librarianship in Chicago to join Percy Train in Nevada. Here she is on horseback with her dog Rusty along the Soldier Creek trail in the Ruby Mountains, 1940. Her sack is filled with trout. Hunt Institute collections. Click image to enlarge.

Agnes Train standing by a Delphinium
The Trains worked as a team. Percy interviewed chiefs about medicinal plants. Agnes learned the tribal languages, acted as transcriptionist, and documented all their plants and expenses for the government. Here she is pictured with a Delphinium barbeyi (Huth) Huth, in Lamoille Canyon (the photo uses the plant's synonym Delphinium abietorum). Hunt Institute collections.

Agnes holding a string of trout
Agnes Train with a string of rainbow trout, Lamoille Lake, 1940. Hunt Institute collections.
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