Edward Travers Cox:
Indiana State Geologist (1869-79) (PE-02)
Cox's principal contribution to Indiana was establishing a sound and continuing geology program. The annual reports issued during his 10 years in office covered the mineral resources recognized at that time and offered the first specific information designed to encourage development and to attract industry to the state. He later did geologic fieldwork in Mexico, Arizona, West Virginia, Kansas, and Florida.
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