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Josiah Gregg

The frontispiece and title page of ''Commerce of the Prairies'' :''Not related to John Gregg (CSA), Confederate general''

Josiah Gregg (19 July 1806 – 25 February 1850) was a merchant, explorer, naturalist, and author of ''Commerce of the Prairies'' about the American Southwest and Northern Mexico regions. He collected many previously undescribed plants on his merchant trips and during the Mexican–American War after which he went to California. He reportedly died of a fall from his mount due to starvation near Clear Lake, California, on 25 February 1850 after a cross-country expedition which fixed the location of Humboldt Bay.
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