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Collected on this Day in 1935

This eastern wahoo (Euonymus atropurpureus) specimen was collected near Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 12, 1935 by John Franklin Lewis. 

Eastern wahoo is native to midwestern states and parts of Pennsylvania. This specimen is part of Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s hidden botany collection. 


Botanists at Carnegie Museum of Natural History share pieces of the herbarium’s historical hidden collection on the dates they were discovered or collected. Check back for more!

The Pittsburgh Press, Pennsylvania, October 12, 1909

Mr. Skygack, from Mars.

He visits the Earth as a special correspondent and makes wireless observations in his notebook.

Saw male earth-being, with uncertain tread, approach house — was evidently in weak and feeble condition — on reaching outer portal of house earth-being made un-graceful mesmeric passes over surface of portal, continuing to do so until excited female earth-being within came to his relief.