Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Bohumil Shimek (June 25, 1861 - January 30, 1937) was an American naturalist, conservationist, and a professor at the University of Iowa. The Shimek State Forest in Iowa is named after him. Shimek was born on a farm near Shueyville, Iowa to Czech parents, Maria Theresa and Francis Joseph Shimek, who came to the United States to escape religious and political persecution under the Austrian Empire. In 1866, the family moved to Iowa City to have access to medical care for his mother, who was suffering from tuberculosis. However, she succumbed to the disease soon there after. Shimek's father worked as a cobbler. In 1878, Francis Shimek became paralyzed and later died in 1880.
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