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Discovery Center New Exhibit Shows Missouri Scientist Saving The Wine Industry

The new exhibit in Springfield’s Discovery Center showcases how a Missouri scientist saved the European wine industry.

Hermann Jaeger came to the U.S. from Switzerland in 1864 and started a vineyard in Neosho. In the 1870’s European grape vines began do die due to a rare bug infestation.

Jaeger, in Missouri, created more than 100 varieties of grapes and sent his rootstocks all over Europe, saving the industry.

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  1. As understand it, he later went missing and was never found.