1877

In 1877, Sarah, Ned, and little Emerson’s one room school house teacher, Oramel Lucas, discovers and excavates huge bones of previously unknown dinosaurs, sending them to the world famous paleontologist, Edward Cope in Philadelphia. Their father, Marshall is drawn into this bone war story when Cope’s rival, Professor Mudge sends his own collectors who arrive at the Felch Ranch and live with the family as boarders.