Monday, June 01, 2009

Another Reason to Visit Utah

Pat Bagley of the The Salt Lake City Tribune has an article on the rich heritage of dinosaur remains that the state has provided over the years. She writes:
Andrew Carnegie contemplated the cavernous new wing of his Pittsburgh museum. It needed something to fill it. Something big.

There was that young fellow, Earl Douglass, in his employ with the story of a bone. What was it again? Oh, yes -- a thighbone bigger than a man. The man had been following up on stories of big bones found by sheepherders near Utah's Green River, and that's where he had seen it. Too heavy to carry out, he had left it. Carnegie sent the young man back to fetch it, along with the rest of the beast. That would be something to fill the empty museum space.
Read the whole thing.

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