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Humboldt

(hŭm`bōlt), city (1990 pop. 9,651), Gibson co., W central Tenn.; inc. 1865. It is a trade and processing center in a region yielding fruits (especially strawberries) and vegetables. Humboldt also has several granite and marble works and some diverse manufacturing.

Humboldt,

river, c.300 mi (480 km) long, rising in several branches in the mountains of NE Nev. It meanders generally west to disappear in Humboldt Sink, W Nevada. Along with its tributaries, the Humboldt drains most of N Nevada. Its length varies with the season, and its volume decreases downstream. Most of the towns of N Nevada are located on the river in a valley used by a major highway and railway as an east-west route. Near Lovelock the Humboldt project of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is served by the Rye Patch Dam (completed 1936), which impounds water for irrigation. Forage crops are raised along the river. Known to early explorers and named by J. C. FrémontFrémont, John Charles,
1813–90, American explorer, soldier, and political leader, b. Savannah, Ga. He taught mathematics to U.S. naval cadets, then became an assistant on a surveying expedition (1838–39) between the upper Mississippi River and the Missouri.
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, the river was an important route followed by many of the emigrants from Salt Lake City to central California. Its course supplied wagon trains with water and grass.

Humboldt

1. Baron (Friedrich Heinrich) Alexander von . 1769--1859, German scientist, who made important scientific explorations in Central and South America (1799--1804). In Kosmos (1845--62), he provided a comprehensive description of the physical universe
2. his brother, Baron (Karl) Wilhelm von . 1767--1835, German philologist and educational reformer
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offers a biography of naturalist Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), a man famous in his day but nearly forgotten in contemporary times because, McCrory contends, Humboldt never wrote his findings in English, so has ceased to be studied for lack of good translations.
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Humboldt, moneyed and privileged, with an early fascination for nature in all its manifestations, exquisitely educated, leaves an important administrative position in Prussia to explore the world, namely the South American continent, in the company of French botanist Aime Bonpland.
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