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George Kruck Cherrie

George Kruck Cherrie was an American naturalist and explorer, born in Iowa in 1865. Over his lifetime Cherrie took part in approximately forty expeditions, primarily to Central and South America. He was most notably included in Theodore Roosevelt's South American Expedition of 1913-1914 where Cherrie collected specimens for the American Museum of Natural History. In 1915, Cherry went to Bolivia, accompanying the Alfred Collins-Garnet Day expedition. Cherrie later recounted his expedition experiences in his memoir Dark Trails: Adventures of a Naturalist (1930). Several animals were named after him, including the Cherrie's Tanager (Ramphocelus costaricensis). In 1927, the Boy Scouts of America Named Cherrie an Honorary Scout, a new distinction created that same year. Cherrie died in 1948.

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