Great NebraskaNaturalists and Scientists
NOU, B.B. Brook, letter, 1905, Jan. 19
Jan 21 Ans’d
Cheyenne, Wyo. Jan. 19th, 1905.
Prof. Lawrence Bruner, Lincoln, Nebraska.
Dear Sir:- A number of years ago you were up to my ranch investigating the grass-hopper question, which had grown to be a serious menace to our section of the state owing to the destruction of the range grasses. In my recent message to the Legislature I recommended “owing to the destruction of our ranges by grass-hoppers, and the consequent serious losses to many of our stock growers” that sage chickens be protected for five years. This has raised considerable discussion in the state, and I enclose under separate cover, a copy of the Rawlins Republican containing an article about sage chickens to the effect that they do not and will not eat grass-hoppers. I would appreciate it very much if you would immediately send me an article on this subject which I could use for publication. Our Legislature is now in session, and I would like a reply from you at the earliest possible moment. Very truly, BB Brooks