George M. Dawson

Biographical card of George M. Dawson George Mercer Dawson, 1885 THE MASTER
The text reads as follows: Born August 1, 1849 in Pictou, Nova Scotia. Died March 2, 1901 in Ottawa Star power: 3 stars
Joined the Geological Survey of Canada at age 26. Worked at the Geological Survey for 26 years
Strengths: a geology whiz, brilliant at fieldwork, tireless
Weakness: childhood illness left him under 5 feet tall, gave him a hunched back and lifelong pain
Hobbies: photography, poetry, studies of Native peoples
Claims to fame: the first to map the key rivers of the Yukon; one of the most popular figures in Canadian science

George Mercer Dawson, 1885