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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1CZ0_painted-hills-overlook_Mitchell-OR.html
Through this dry land in 1865 rode a pioneer minister and amateur scientist named Thomas Condon. It was the first of his many visits. Imagine his reaction when he discovered the imprints of countless fossilized leaves near these Painted Hills, lea…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1D7W_whale-fossil_Mission-Viejo-CA.html
Originally dedicated on June 4, 1977 by the Mission Viejo Cultural and Heritage Association. The Fossil was unearthed in the southern part of the city in 1976, and is a partial skull of a Baleen whale belonging to the Bowhead or right whale fam…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMUMS_petrified-trees_Beulah-WY.html
Giant cypress trees growing today in swamps (or forested wetlands), such as these found in Louisiana's Pointe Lake, used to grow in Wyoming back when it was a warm, subtropical swamp - about 55 million years ago during the Late Paleocene epoch. So…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMXRJ_fossil-reef_Laguna-Hills-CA.html
Before you are the white limestone remains of an 18,000,000 year old tropical shell reef. Formed in a shallow bay. It contains fossils of scallops, clams, and tube worms. Mudstones of the same age, found nearby, held fossil whales and shark teeth.…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1GPQ_thacher-point_Voorheesville-NY.html
At this site, on September 14, 1914, this park was formally dedicated in memory of John Boyd Thacher. His widow, Emma Treadwell Thacher, donated the 350 acres to the state of New York to be preserved as a public park. The Thachers, whose summer ho…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1G67_organ-cave_Ronceverte-WV.html
In this cave, whose beautiful natural formations have long been known, salt petre was manufactured before 1835. When war broke out between the states in 1861, it was a source of powder supply for General Lee's army.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM19YV_jay-terrell-and-his-terrible-fish_Sheffield-Lake-OH.html
Around 1867, along the shale cliffs of the lakeshore of Sheffield Lake, Jay Terrell found fossils of a "terrible fish" later named in his honor as Dinichthys Terrelli. This animal, now known as Dunkleosteus terrelli, was a massive arthrodire (an e…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMRBY_cohoes-mastodon_Cohoes-NY.html
Site ofCohoesMastodonFound September 1866Now in N. Y. State Museum
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMUKI_giant-ground-sloth_Daytona-Beach-FL.html
On this site in 1975 was found the best preserved and most complete giant ground sloth ever found in North America. The sloth weighed three to five tons, stood thirteen feet tall and was a vegetarian. An estimated fifty species of animals we…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM11RK_fossil-beds_Canadian-TX.html
Cited as one of most prolific fossil fields of lower Pliocene age at time of discovery, these beds are about 13,000,000 years old. Geologists of Rio Bravo Oil Company found them in 1928 on C.C. Coffee Ranch, and their reports brought specialists f…
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